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I am a real Linux newbie and am experimenting with Red hat Linux, but a fairly advanced Windows user. My immediate question is how to mount a dos partition which resides on the same drive as Linux. I have downloaded a number of Linux applications using my DOS-based ISP and moved them to the Windows partition on my Linux machine over the network. Now I want to install them on Linux. IF there were a way to use my network with Linux, this probably wouldn't be necessary.
I tried "mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1/windows" and several variations. All return an error.
"/windows" is a directory on my Linux partition. I'd like this to happen automatically, without having to use the shell command, but am a little nervous about modifying fstab.
System information follows:
Small home network using Linksys Phoneline adaptor cards, running 10 mbs. Main PC is HP pavilon, 3.0 gig, 512 ram, 120 gig hd, running Windows XP Home, SP1. Linux machine is a Dell pentium, 128 meg of memory, First drive: 1.2 Gig, formatted as DOS, running Win98, SP2: second drive: 4.2 gig partioned as 2.0 gig primary Dos, second 2.2 gig partioned as Linux, running Red Hat Linux 7.3 with KDE GUI.