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while installing redhat it asked me about my file system and i was unable to install it on fat. my drive is 10gb. so i reformatted it to ext2. now that partition is not showning it in windows and my other windows partitions are not showing in linux. what should i do?
all of my partitions are in fat format and under XP. i am just keeping redhat for my php projects. and i hardly know nix systems. so please explain your answers like you do for a newbie. i need to know this to transfer my data easily between both os's. and also my modem is not showing up in the list. will it creat problem when connecting to internet under linux.
TO read/write FAT from Linux, just mount the FAT partition using the usual Linux mount techniques. You need an entry in /etc/fstab and a mountpoint. A more modern distro would automatically configure this for you but for RH9 you'll have to make the entry (I think).
A typical fstab entry to read/write a FAT partition looks like this:
well searching the net for this probelm i did came across a line like this to be added /etc/fstab and a tutorial on how to munt a driver
To access a FAT partition from Linux you need to make sure DOS/VFAT/NTFS is included as module with your kernel then load up vfat with
#sudo modprobe vfat
Create a directory to mount the partition in
#sudo mkdir /mnt/fat
And mount the partition
#sudo mount -t vfat /dev/hdX /mnt/fat
(replacing /dev/hdX with your disk)
If everything works ok you'll probably want to add a line to /etc/fstab like
/dev/hdX /mnt/fat vfat defaults 0 0
but that didn't work.
and the question why i didn't downloaded any new distro. well i have a 56k connection so downloading is out of question and in local cd market i was unable to find any *nix distro. so i asked some one going to a bigger city to bring me a linux and after very hard search he only managed to find RH9 which he got for me.
Redhat 9 does not automatically setup windows partitions. So as you have discovered you need to create a directory and mount the filesystems. RH includes FAT32 support so "that didn't work" is not enough information to help. What were the error messages. Also post the output of the command
fdisk -l (that is a small L and you must be root)
This will show how the drive is partitioned and what device to use i.e. /dev/hdx.
well there was no error message and nothing worked either.
i entered the command and it was entered ok with no error (it gives bad command error when wrong command is given). and i was unable to find my drive anywhere in the system.
i had just found out about fdisk -l. and as i am using windows right now and working on net so i can not switch to linux and test it right away. after my work is done i will turn linux on try
Ah! Yes, /dev has to be writeable. Mplayer with codecs and all frontends that use mplayer can play avi files. You have to get the codecs separately though due to copyright issues. Visit the mplayer homepage to download the codecs. I don't know about 3gp; most likely the same answer applies.
What do you mean that php cannot connect with mysql? Do you mean the mysql commands that are built into php aren't working?
and i was looking for the php extension file called mysql.so which connects php to mysql and i found it as i am able to connect to mysql database. but now another problem has happened.
my user "root" doesn't have permissions to create new database. i only have the dfault sql and test in the database. i am currently using phpmyadmin to connect to database. and how to give it permissions to create new database nad/or new user with these permission.