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I want to access files in my Win98 Partition. How do I do this? Can I mount the partition as another drive? I am running caldera on one machine and red hat on another so if there is a difference please let me know.
where /dev/hdXX would be your Win partition (could be /dev/sdXX for that matter) and /someDir is an existing directory to use as a mount point. Your Win filesystem should now be available under /someDir. You probably don't need the '-t vfat' bit but it won't hurt.
This assumes you have support for the filesystem in the kernel, I'll be amazed if you don't.
Originally posted by Randy-RH7 Why do you use ro? Does that mean read only? If so, I thought you would use that for CDROMs. Can't you also write to a dos/win partition?
You can read and write to VFAT partitions. I personally don't mount mine read only, I was just making a modification to the existing example. The reason the RO is used in the example is becuase its a user mountable partition and you probably don't want people to be able to overwrite/erase any-old thing on the partition.
I only keep programs (binaries) in my windows partition (files and the my documents folder are stored in an other), and due to the way windows programs are installed, I feel it is best to modify or delete from windows. Thus I have it mounted in linux as read only so that I can read it, and I won't screw up something if I try to write to it.
I use users (not user) because it allows anyone to unmount it, where user only allows the mounter to unmount. I would like to point out that there are only two accounts on my machine, root (me), and sakura (me), and I don't access the net from linux. So, I don't have to worry about securety as much as others.