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Old 03-31-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
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FAT32 STILL IN ALPHA ???? Help me.


This is how it startet. I wanted to view my partition with linux, BUT, I wanted my user
account to also mount these directories. So I when to linuxconf, clicked on local
filesystems, clicked on add, wrote down "/dev/hda1" , "vfat", "/mnt/c:drive" in
the empty tabs. Then I went to the options tab and click on "user mountable" and "Not
mountable at boot time" (so it wont mount the partition). Accepted everything, restarted
computer, and boom "FAT32 STILL IN ALPHA". And when this happens, linux wont continue finish checking, it will just stay at one point with that message, so then I have to refomat the linux partition. And I done this about 5 times , I really can't figure it out.

Here are my FSTABS

/dev/hda5 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda6 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

These are the tables after a clean reformat.


Here is my Partition Scheme

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 5005 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1489 11960361 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 1490 5005 28242270 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1490 1987 4000153+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1988 1989 16033+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 1990 2002 104391 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda8 2003 5005 24121566 b Win95 FAT32

btw, I am using windows xp if that helps.

Please help anyone, I'm desperate.
 
Old 03-31-2002, 12:03 PM   #2
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For some reason the indents wont work for the FSTABS and partition scheme . Just copy/paste my whole reply in notepatd. The indents seem to work in there.
 
Old 03-31-2002, 12:10 PM   #3
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Here's what works for me

I'm running XP and Mandrake 8.2 dual boot w/ a FAT 32 partition specifically for Linux to access. I store my MP3s and MPEGs there so XP and Mandrake can access them. Here's what I put in my fstab and it works just fine, thank you.
/dev/hda2/windows/E/ vfat auto , user 0 0
Obviously your hda designation and your drive letter will be different than mine. I'm just a newbie but this is what I know. I would recommend using vi instead of a GUI. It seems to be the only way of doing things absolutely right in my experience. Good luck!
 
Old 03-31-2002, 05:04 PM   #4
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How come your thanking me, what did I do ?

Quote:
/dev/hda2/windows/E/ vfat auto , user 0 0
Btw, where can I find this so I can change my last number to 0 ?
 
Old 03-31-2002, 05:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rampage2884
Btw, where can I find this so I can change my last number to 0 ?
/etc/fstab

it might not be already in there, you may have to add it. the fstab file is for mounting particular drives upon bootup.. so you don't have to mount them manually after bootup.

-trickykid
 
Old 03-31-2002, 07:14 PM   #6
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wohoo, it works.

Thanks guys
 
  


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