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Old 09-02-2003, 06:23 PM   #1
wdavulis
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Can not mount WD 200GB.


I installed Red Hat 9. My hardware browser reports my secondary drive "WD 200GB which is on ATA133 Promise" with "no filesystem". However, windows reports it with "win95 Fat32" and so did diskdruid at the beginning of the Red Hat installation. How can I mount this drive or convert it to fat32 without losing all information? I no longer have windows xp installed.

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Old 09-02-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Here's the skinny, search the board if you need more in depth info

fdisk /dev/hdx
Where /dev/hdx is the device as reported by your Hardware Browser
create the partitions, then:
mke2fs -j /dev/hdxx
Where /dev/hdxx is the partition(s) you have created, this will create a blank ext3 filesystem, which can then be mounted:
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdxx /mnt/wherever
Where /mnt/wherever is where you'd like it mounted.

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