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Old 03-20-2003, 01:24 PM   #1
Vegeta
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Question Dual boot hd share


Hey there,

im a real linux noob, i got some friends at school who know a lot about it but i asked them so much allread...
i got rh8 on with a dual boot together with xp and i made 3 partitions,
1 ntfs for xp
2 ext3 for linux
3 fat32 to share files between linux and windows
how do i mount the fat32 in linux?

second i got a rather simple question, how do i get out of X and run the console linux? like to change resolution it says close X and restart it

thx for the help
 
Old 03-20-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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To mount the FAT32 partition you need to know its name in Linux. You can do this using fdisk. As root run
fdisk /dev/hda
and press 'p', one of the lines will be like this:
/dev/hda5 number numbernumber number FAT32
Note down the string that stays in place of '/dev/hda5', use 'q' to quit.

First, let's create the mount point:
mkdir /mnt/share
Then mounting:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/share
(replace /dev/hda5 with the right value you have from fdisk)

The filesystem should be mounted. To mount it every time at boot open /etc/fstab and add a line
/dev/hda5 /mnt/share vfat defaults 0 0

Out of X: Don't know the configuration of kdm/gdm from RH8, but when you log in there might be an option 'Restart in console mode' (it was in some older versions). If you can't find it, open /etc/inittab, find line
id:5:initdefault:
change 5 to 3, save the file. Restart your machine. Console mode will boot. You can log in and make all the changes you need. To change back to GUI boot, open /etc/inittab and change 3 back to 5.

Note: When in console mode you can always run X using 'startx' command.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 03:20 PM   #3
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thx a lot i spend an our going trough the manual and i only found how to get cdrom and floppy >>><<<
 
Old 03-21-2003, 12:44 AM   #4
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hello ,
<snip>
second i got a rather simple question, how do i get out of X and run the console linux? like to change resolution it says close X and restart it

</snip>
to start go to the command promt by pressing keys CTRL + Alt+F1
at ones and then type there type
# telinit 3
after that u will see that server will stp some services and then drop u to the command promt where no X server will be running u can check that by typing command
#ps -ax grep "kde"
(replace Kde with your xserver name )
after doing the resolution setting then
again type on the command promt
# telinit 5
then u will be droped to the run level 5 the level for X server
+ multiusermod
dhanraj sheth
http://linuxdhanraj.tripod.com
 
Old 03-21-2003, 10:03 AM   #5
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thx but today at school some1 said ctrl alt backspace would get me there to
and it works
 
Old 06-06-2003, 10:23 PM   #6
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I want to share files from my ntfs windows2k partition and my linux partition as well, so I think I'll create a fat32 partition. But how would I put files onto the fat32 partition in windows if i'm using my ntfs partition?

Last edited by thunderh4wk; 06-06-2003 at 10:32 PM.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 02:35 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by thunderh4wk
I want to share files from my ntfs windows2k partition and my linux partition as well, so I think I'll create a fat32 partition. But how would I put files onto the fat32 partition in windows if i'm using my ntfs partition?
The usual way. New partition will get another letter.
 
  


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