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I'm trying to list my partitions and for some reason the command line 'fdisk' doesn't work. I am getting an error stating it is invalid when I try to use:
fdisk -l /dev/hdb
I can view the list under Block Devices but the only things that show up there are the things Linux already sees -- and I do not see my 4 GB FAT32 partition there, either. I guess I'm just trying to figure out how to find my FAT32 partition, and it doesn't like fdisk. . . (Note: I'm trying to do what I did last June, as referenced in the following thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=23202 in case anyone wants background. . . only I'm running RH 8 now).
Can anyone help? I'm not very technical and I thank you in advance for your help!!!
I forgot to mention another related problem I am having -- I am using x window (KDE) -- and when I go to "Run Command" and type in my command, the command window disappears and I cannot see what results occurred after running the command -- is there a 'cure' for this behavior?
Originally posted by Aussie You may need to load the vfat kernel module before you can mount a fat32 partition. Do "lsmod" and if you can't see the vfat module in the output load it with the modprobe command - "modprobe vfat".
"lsmod" doesn't seem to work -- I'm getting the following error: bash: lsmod: command not found error
Hopefully I'll become less stupid with Linux in the near future, as I ordered two books today. . . . but I thank you for your help now!!!!!!!!