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Old 04-15-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Creating FAT32 Partition


I just installed Mandrake 10 an hour ago and it went without a hitch. The installer asked me to set up partitions on my second, 160 GB hard drive and I gave about 30 gigs to /home and left about 120 unformatted.

I'd like to turn that unformatted space into an independent FAT32 partition for movie and music storage so that I can get there both from Linux and from Windows. How can I do that? What utility do I use?
 
Old 04-15-2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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man mkdosfs
/FAT-size


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Old 04-16-2004, 02:06 AM   #3
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I don't know the device name of my unpartitioned space, or if it has one. Is there some way to see it?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:20 AM   #4
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There's no device name for unpartitioned space.

Create one more partition with DiskDrake and then use mkdosfs.

Be careful. Make sure you don't mess your existing Linux partitions.
 
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Awesome, thank you. I actually formatted it straight from DiskDrake.

How do I mount the new partition?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:37 AM   #6
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It depends on it's name.

Here's the command line version:

# mkdir /mnt/win
# mount -t vfat /dev/???? /mnt/win

where ???? is hda3 or hda4 or whatever the name of the newly created partition is.

I think you can mount it in DiskDrake too.
Actually I have never used Mandrake myself
 
  


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