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Old 04-07-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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can't access from fat32 hd


Hi

I recently managed to get my computer set up working great. i have two hard drives (both 120GB). the first formatted to fat32, with all me data on it. the second with windows and FC5 duel booting fantastically. for more see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=430638 . however there is one thing not working.

In linux i cant see the first hard drive with all me files on it.

this could be me not knowing my way around linux to get to them, but i would have thought it be obvious.

how do i get to my files?

Caspar
 
Old 04-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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Linux can probably see it, the problem seems to be that it's not mounted. Try it first manually... Open a terminal and then run su to switch to root. Then...
mkdir /mnt/win_1
or just create any empty directory
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_1
I guess that the partiton on the 1st disk is /dev/hda1 and I'm probably right. Do you get an error when running the command? If not, it's working OK. Look into /mnt/win_1. You should see your files.

Let us know when you reach this stage. Then we can make it permanent and acessible for all users.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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yep that works. its not hda1, its hdb1 though.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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so how do i make it perminant?
 
Old 04-10-2006, 07:10 AM   #5
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edit /etc/fstab that'll handle boot time mounting

You can search these forums or google for the finer details but i am sure you can get a good idea of it's format by looking at it. You will need the umask=000 option in order to use it properly, search here for how to do it (i KNOW there's loads of posts on it)
 
Old 04-10-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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Edit /etc/fstab and add something like:
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/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_1 vfat auto,umask=0 0 0
 
Old 04-11-2006, 07:01 AM   #7
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that has worked, thanks very much. one last question that is optional.

it loads the hard drive into a folder, but can i have it come up in its own place in my computer, where file system and my CD drives are listed? is that just a case of changing the entry in /etc/fstab, but what would i change it to?
 
Old 04-11-2006, 08:24 AM   #8
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The entries in the computer thing are just links to the CD mount points. I dont know how they're made though.
 
  


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