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Old 08-22-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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dual boot...can't find windows partition

just installed RH9 dual boot with would I look inside my windows partition? XP is on FAT32 and Linux is ext3

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Old 08-22-2003, 10:16 AM   #2
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mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c .
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please choose a suitable forum for your questions, the forum you chose is clearly called " Member Success Stories" which this obviously isn't.
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thanks tangle

but it didn't work because it said it couldn't find /mnt/win_c...when i looked under /mnt there was only the windows

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su (Then enter your root password)
mkdir /mnt/winxp
mount -t fat32 /dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp

Should work get the command working that tangle posted.

Tangles post was an example, of the command

Also /dev/hda1 may not be the right partition, but for windows it usually is.

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Old 08-22-2003, 08:41 PM   #7
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sweet...absolutely worked

love of linux restored...

i guess we can move this back to success stories then, eh mods?
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And if you want to mount your FAT32 XP partition automatically on boot up - put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your Partition and Mount point in place of my example ones)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0


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