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Old 12-15-2002, 11:34 AM   #1
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mouting fat32


hi im new to linux, trying to change my windows os to linux one. Im trying to mount a fat32 logical drive in my linux. Im using redhat 8.0. i tried with this command:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb2 /mnt/win

i always having this error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb2,
or too many mounted file systems
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)


does i have something to do before mounting it? (already create my win folder)

thx a lot
 
Old 12-15-2002, 11:41 AM   #2
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Are you dual booting? If so, go to /mnt/windows and all your Win folders should be accessible.

If you're not dial-booting, why do you need a fat32 partition?
 
Old 12-15-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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yes i have win and redhat install on my machine

and dont see any windows folder, i just have cdrom and floppy
 
Old 12-15-2002, 12:18 PM   #4
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type (as root)
fdisk -l /dev/hdb
what does this return?

Adrian
 
Old 12-15-2002, 12:20 PM   #5
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Try this:

mkdir /mnt/winMe
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/winMe

This is assuming your first partition is /dev/hda1 which has windows.

Bert

ps. click the affero button if it solved your problem!
 
Old 12-15-2002, 01:21 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ajk
type (as root)
fdisk -l /dev/hdb
what does this return?

Adrian
bash: fdisk: command not found
maybe ill reinstall linux with full install
 
Old 12-15-2002, 01:22 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bert
Try this:

mkdir /mnt/winMe
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/winMe

This is assuming your first partition is /dev/hda1 which has windows.

Bert

ps. click the affero button if it solved your problem!
in my first post i wrote the error message i got when im trying to do this
 
Old 12-15-2002, 02:56 PM   #8
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quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Originally posted by ajk
type (as root)
fdisk -l /dev/hdb
what does this return?

Adrian
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


quote:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
bash: fdisk: command not found
maybe ill reinstall linux with full install
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Maybe fdisk just wasn't in his $PATH (I've seen this happen on RH installs a lot where it doesn't include any of the /sbin dirs)

Try this (as root of course)

/sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hdb

again post the output. If this doesn't work try

locate fdisk
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:38 PM   #9
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I don't see any reason why /sbin wouldn't be in his PATH, there's a lot of programs in there that you can't use RH without.
I would reinstall RH and choose the everything option.
If you don't keep your computer on at night type find / -name fdisk instead of locate fdisk.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:59 PM   #10
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i haven't found a reason for the either. But, I just stated that as an option, just in case
 
Old 12-16-2002, 12:39 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by granny
quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Originally posted by ajk
type (as root)
fdisk -l /dev/hdb
what does this return?

Adrian
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


quote:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
bash: fdisk: command not found
maybe ill reinstall linux with full install
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Maybe fdisk just wasn't in his $PATH (I've seen this happen on RH installs a lot where it doesn't include any of the /sbin dirs)

Try this (as root of course)

/sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hdb

again post the output. If this doesn't work try

locate fdisk

yes it wasnt in the path
i found thatt my fat32 partition wasnt formatted correctly and its why linux wasnt able to mount it

thx a lot to all, ill try now to add in to be able that linux mount it automatically when the os boot
thx
 
  


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