How do I access a FAT partition in Linux
I have a dual boot system with XP and Red Hat 9.
I created a FAT partiotion in Windows , because I thought that I will
be able to access it , when I switch to Linux. I put 2 files on it just to see
if I will be able to pull them.
However , now I do not know where to find it and how to access it.
Please give me an advice.
Was that a good idea in the first place?
Thank you for your time and help.
Has anybody installed 3 Operating Systems on the same computer?
Can I put Windows 2003 server in addition to Linux and XP.
To be able to access files in Linux from a Windows FAT32 partition you need to mount it first - if you havent already done so..
Open a Terminal and type :
Then type you root password – then type :
Then - open /etc/fstab with:
Then - put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in the device name of your Partition in place of my example one)
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
Then save fstab and reboot, and check under /mnt/windows to see your files.
you didn't need to create a separate FAT16 partition in XP, linux can read your entire XP drive usually, although it's a lot easier with FAT32 than NTFS. here's a thread with all the info for FAT32:
you can use hardware browser to see where your fat partition is.
if it is, example: hda2.
and to access it, type
mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /root/fat
/root/fat is where the fat partition will be mount,
or u can deside what folder u want to mount for fat partition.
i like emacs, a lot of people use vi or vim. your choice really. once you choose, just emacs /etc/fstab
(remember, to make changes you have to be root)
ie for /etc/fstab
ie you can use any appropriate editor to edit that particular file - I like kedit but there are others......
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