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just got finished setting up the dual boot with both windows and ubuntu. i gave windows 10G and linux 12G (2g for swap) and the rest i wanted to use for storing media files that both systems could use. i formatted it in fat32, windows recognizes it, but ubuntu only recognizes the windows drive and its own file system. shoudl i reformat in a different format that both can read, what is that?
Here is the basic drill:
open a terminal, and enter "sudo fdisk -l" This give you the partition IDs. Let's assume that the fat32 partition is /dev/hda3.
"cd /mnt ; ls" to see if a mount point is already setup. If it is, you may be able to mount using "mount mountpointname".
Worst case, you would create a mountpoint with "mkdir", and then:
"mount /dev/hda3 mountpointname"
The have the partition mount automatically, you need to create (or edit) an entry in /etc/fstab.
go to /mnt ("cd /mnt"), and then "ls" to view what's there. If there is no obvious directory (AKA mountpoint) to use, then just make a new one---eg myfat"
"mount /dev/sda4 myfat"
Now you should be looking at the content of the FAT32 partition. Back to my other post for how to make this mount permanent.
NOTE: for "mkdir" and "mount", you need to be root--or use sudo. I personally prefer enabling the root account in Ubuntu, but that's another story.....
Last edited by pixellany; 10-24-2007 at 11:51 PM.
Reason: typo-- sda4 is correct