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Distribution: Red Hat 9.0 - Suse 8.0 - Slackware 7.0 - Fedora Core 2 test 3
making vfat visible in red hat
when i installed slackware 9 there is an option if i want to make my vfat visible in my linux system, just want to ask if there is this option too in red hat? i have my mp3s and videos in one of my partitions which is a vfat system????
First, you create a mount point for your windows system. Something like 'mkdir /mnt/windows' to create the mount point (issue the command without quotes). You may have to be root to do that.
Then, edit /etc/fstab to include a line like '/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat user 0 0' (also without quotes). Save the file, then issue the command 'mount /dev/hda1' or 'mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows' to mount the windows partition to the mount point. Use your file manager to open the folder just like any other. In this example, hda1 is the first partition on the master which contains windows. Edit to reflect the partition number on your system.
Then Slack should be able to show you all four, and what they're called. Add a line for each partition in /etc/fstab. You will probably also need a mount point for each: /mnt/win1, /mnt/win2, etc. I don't know what kind of info utilities Slack uses, but there ought to be one which will show you all partitions it detected during installation, and what designations Slack gave to each one.
Note: you time to boot up will increase dramatically because of the time it takes to boot the additional partitions.