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Old 06-03-2005, 05:26 PM   #16
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You sure can format FAT32 from Windows XP.

I have a FAT32 to share between windows and linux. I created it from Windows XP using the disk management tool (As described above by jschiwal)
 
Old 06-03-2005, 07:31 PM   #17
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Glad to Hear It!

I have Windows XP Home Edition (6 mos. ago). When I was partitioning my drives, the exact tool we both used would not allow partitioning as FAT32. Glad to hear it, much easier that way.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:47 PM   #18
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Ok gang I got the drive installed and I created 2 partitions in XP one I left untouched the other I formatted in FAT32, but Linux won't let me install on the untouched partition. Basically I think it''s saying that its not a root partiton or something. Maybe I chose the wrong type of partition when I made it. I am not sure where to go from here.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:25 AM   #19
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Well I got FC3 installed by manually setting all the partitions just like the automated system would have just made the main partition smaller. So now should I partition and format the rest of the drive from XP? I wasn't sure how to do it in the FC3 setup.

-- Jeremy
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:17 AM   #20
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Partitions

Sounds like things went OK. So at this point:

#1) You have the NTFS partition done and windows in it?
#2) You have the FAT32 partition done?
#3) You have Fedora installled -- it sounds like.

What else are you trying to accomplish in partitioning the rest of the drive?
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:54 AM   #21
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uploadjoe, can you be a little more specific on what "more" you want to do? So far this is what I got:

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Well I got FC3 installed by manually setting all the partitions just like the automated system would have just made the main partition smaller.
1.) The partitions had been set manually and FC3 had been installed on the 50GB partition.

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So now should I partition and format the rest of the drive from XP?
2.) The rest is 20GB in which you want XP installed. Yes, you should now insert you XP disc and install it on the unpartitioned 20GB.

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #22
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Sorry for not being specific it was late. What happened was I was trying to alot 50 gigs to Linux and 30 gigs to FAT32. (I decided to skip NTFS on this drive). This is a brand new drive Windows XP was already installed on a 40 gig drive. (Which is what I have been using for 3-4 years up till this point).

I tried partitioning off the drive in Windows Prior to doing the install, but that didn't seem to fly with FC3. So I wiped all the partitions and did them manually. (I looked at FC3 would of did them if I would have done it all Automatically and just copied that except I made the EXT3 partition 50gigs), but at that point in FC3 I had no idea how to add a FAT32 partition. (sorry still dumb to all this linux stuff) So I've left 30gigs unpartitioned. My question is if I go into Windows, partition off, and format the 30gig portion of the drive will linux recognize it? Or do I have to do it some other way?

Hopefully this makes more sense. I appreciate everyones help so far. I am amazed at how smooth this has gone so far. Anaconda found all my hardware, my onboard audio and ethernet, and set things up to play nice with XP all with out me doing a thing. Now, I just need to get that FAT32 partition set up and learn how to do some of my day to day activities in Linux and I am sure I will never go back to XP except to play some games.

-- Jeremy
 
Old 06-04-2005, 10:52 AM   #23
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FAT32

You can use either the windows tool or any of the linux ones mentioned earlier. I used the linux tool fdisk from command line. Also gparted is a great tool (nice gui) which can be installed using yum or apt-get.

After you format the partition, you will have to mount it by making an entry in /etc/fstab. This will allow t you to work in that partition from Fedora 3. You may also need some assistance with setting the permissions correctly for the partition. Highly recommnended to work with people in the forum on that step

Windows will automatically recognize the FAT32 partition. Good job on the successful install. Sounds like things are going well so far.

Welcome to Linux and Fedora 3!

Last edited by mkoljack; 06-04-2005 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 07:28 PM   #24
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I just wanted to say thank you to eveyone for their help. I have everything running fairly smoothly now... FAT32 parition is mouunted.

Thanks Again!

-- Jeremy
 
Old 06-05-2005, 08:44 PM   #25
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No problem. We're all here to help. Have fun on your new linux box!!

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