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Oh if it is fat32 then you don't need the NTFS kernel support. I believe the kernel comes with FAT32 support but don't quote me on that. This is a whole different beasts and to be honest with you I don't know how to mount the fat32 partition. I would imagine it would be something like:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/winblows -t vfat -r -o umask=0222
or something along those lines. Don't quote me on that though. I would man mount and see what the options are for fat32 partitions. I'm pretty sure vfat is the right one though.
Thank You Very Much Crashed_Again
worked like a charm, after I replaced winblows with windows!, lol
I am going to affero you.
I've gone back to Redhat 8.0, now if I could just get Limewire to work, I'd have it licked.
Crashed again, apart from going back into xp and looking in partition magic, is there a way to find out which partition my xp is on from linux? I've forgotten how i laid everything out when i installed rh8.0!!
Ok, new question now: below is the output from fdisk -l /dev/hda. When i installed RH8.0, i was given the option of putting grub on the mbr (i think), but i chose to boot linux from a bootdisk, i can't remember exactly why but i think it had something to do with the /boot partition not being in the first 1024 blocks or sectors or something.
So when i switch my comp. on with no floppy xp boots and with a floppy it says "Press <return> (or wait 10 seconds) to boot your Red Hat Linux system from /dev/hda3. You may override the default linux kernel parameters by typing "linux <params>", followed by <return> if you like."
As far as i can remember, hda2 is /boot and hda3 is /. Because i boot off a disk, is /dev/hda2 a complete waste of 100MB, or is there something important there, since in the paragraph above it says it's going to boot off /dev/hda3? And how do i make my comp. dual boot so i don't need a floppy?
If someone could explain booting from scratch as well as helping me post-install grub or lilo or whatever i would be eternally grateful!! I get mixed up with the purpose for the bootsector and the mbr, and i would like to get them straight in my head first of all.
Thanks in advance to anyone who replies/helps,
fdisk -l /dev/hda
Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2498 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 765 6144831 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 766 778 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 779 1433 5261287+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 1434 2498 8554612+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1434 1530 779121 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 1531 2167 5116671 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 2168 2498 2658726 b Win95 FAT32