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Old 05-10-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
mannymann
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Help mounting a FAT32 drive in Mandrake 10.0 Community


If I go into "mount points" in the control center,it will say that my Fat 32 drive (hdb5) is mounted though, there isn't an icon or anything for it on my desktop. My fstab file says the following:

/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda2 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/fedora ext3 defaults 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/win_d vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/windows vfat auto,rw,exec,umask=0000 0 0
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"/etc/fstab" 12L, 631C

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?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:42 AM   #3
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wouldn't it be a problem to have two mount points?

try this:
become root
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
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:43 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 03:49 AM   #5
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lol ... neat ...

Glad to hear it worked out
 
  


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