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You know something kind of funny but when I have used /sbin/fdisk -l it always lists the drives that are currently mounted, looking at "man fdisk" it actually says this. Why then is it that when You do your fdisk -l it is listing the drive
/dev/hda1 * 1 10011 80413326 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
that you are claiming is not mounted. In other words I think your drive is already mounted.
Please do everyone a favor and either fill out your user profile so it shows what distro you are using or post that info along with your questions. Your distro might already be mounting your drive for you. Post your /etc/fstab file too.
yes I have data on this drive, that I do not wish to remove.
/dev/hdc2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hdc1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
lets be done with this problem, do exactly as I say
create a folder in your /mnt directory named hda1
then do a
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
then look in your /dev/hda1 folder and you should see your drive
I've actually been using linux for awhile and am not a newbie. The above was the first thing I tried.
[root@biggles /]# cd /mnt
[root@biggles mnt]# mkdir hda1
[root@biggles mnt]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
or too many mounted file systems
[root@biggles mnt]# cd /mnt/hda1
[root@biggles hda1]# ls -las
4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 1 20:06 .
4 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Feb 1 20:06 ..
You said that you had converted your drive from ntfs to fat32, must have used windows to do this, you are very brave . I have never done this before, I have though converted from fat32 to ntfs so I really couldnt tell you how well this works.
I honestly dont know what is wrong you shouldnt have any problems. So I will think on this for a while in the mean time lets see what happens when you do a
df -h /dev/hda1