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That's my fat32 partition, there on the bottom line(again,hdb5), is there something wrong with how I wrote it? I also wanted it to mount when I booted up Mandrake. Or is it that I did everything ok, but now I just have to create an icon for it somehow? Can anyone help?
It looks ok. Open up a console window and type in mount with out options. You should see a line showing hdb5.
There are several ways to access your FAT32 drive. You can view it via a file browser like Konqueror. It is similar to explorer so all you need to do is navigate to the /mnt/windows directory. You can access the drive via the command line console window using the cd command i.e cd /mnt/windows.
You can create a desktop shortcut ICON just like windows. Right click on the desktop new directory or similar (My memory isn't what it used to be). Then type in the mount point and click OK.
Distribution: RedHat (RHEL, FC, CentOS), openSuSE, Mac OS X
wouldn't it be a problem to have two mount points?
mount /dev/hdb5 /mnt/windows
if that works you're reasonably cool and just need to fix your fstab up
personally i'd be inclined to say it should look like so:
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/windows vfat noauto,user 1 0
of course this requires you have a /mnt/windows directory
why noauto you say? because i like being able to write to my partitions, and that is the easiest way, because it means that when I mount it, I own the damn device, so I can write to wherever i want. ... there might be security implications with this, but i still prefer it that way
Chakkerz, I tried your suggestion and it said that the drive was already mounted. Funny enough, I right-clicked on my desktop and setup a shortcut for the mounted drives aaaaaaaaaaaaaand it works fine!!!! I just remembered that the instructions I used were for adding a drive to Fedora, but all seems to be cool. Thanks to all that helped. Now my next project is to get all this working in Fedora, thereby perfecting the TRIPLE BOOT!ooooooooooooo!!,aaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!
-Scuse me, I'm a little excited to finally make some progress. MichaelK, U DA MAN!!!!!!!! Thanks again.