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Old 11-10-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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accessing fat32 partion(s)


Hi,

I have a XPPro/RedHat 9.1 dual boot install using a partitioned 40 gig. As well I have a 160 gig fat32 HD. In Linux, I have no option to mount fat32 partitions. I have no problem using samba to see fat32 on a networked computer, but am at a loss to view windows partitions within the computer itself. Any info would be greatly appreciated...

thanks,

Allan
 
Old 11-10-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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1) make a directory to mount your fat32 partition into (/mnt/fat32 in the example)
2) add something like this to your fstab:
/dev/hda2 /mnt/fat32 vfat auto,users,exec,umask=000 0
3) "mount /mnt/fat32" and access your partition in that directory
4) it will be mounted automatically after every reboot

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Old 11-10-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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thanks, will try this, not clear on "fstab" but will look around and see if I can figure it out....

thanks for your help,

Allan
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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fstab = file system table, /etc/fstab
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks yet again, rather new to linux, this could get interesting....
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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see this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/243818
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:24 PM   #7
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Perfect! Couldn't be spelled out any easier...

Thx perfect
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:59 PM   #8
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if you are using KDE u might also consider putting a hard disk link in yr desktop.

right-click->new->hard disk

on the first tab type a name and on the last one pick the device
 
Old 11-10-2004, 10:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for the information everyone. I was wondering how to mount the my new partition that I created on my second drive.

I'm goint to type /dev/hdb3 into fstab.

Last edited by starionwolf; 11-10-2004 at 10:20 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 10:53 PM   #10
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After a little messing around, got everything working great.
Appreciate the help everyone

Think I am well on my way to throwing windows out the window...

thanks again,

Allan
 
  


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