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Old 05-28-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
Robstro
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My VFAT partitions seem to have been wiped after installing NTFS support


Hi,
I installed the NTFS support module for Fedora Core 2 and mounted an NTFS partition. Now I have discovered that my other two VFAT partitions don't show up as having any data on them at all. I don't know if this missing data is due to the NTFS support, but that was the last thing I did before it all went.
I can mount and unmount the VFAT partitions fine, they just don't have any data on them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, if the data is gone it is a huge loss for me.

EDIT: I can mount and unmount NTFS partitions no problem and all data is visible on them, the problem is only with VFAT partitions.

Thank you in advance

Robbie


Last edited by Robstro; 05-28-2004 at 09:54 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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can you please post your /etc/fstab file, and output from the following commands?

mount
ls -al /mnt
ls -al /dev/hdX

*X should be the Fat32 partition

i just want to check how your disks are supposed to be mounted, who the owner is, and what the permissions on those directories are.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:37 PM   #3
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Ok, I think I inadvertantly managed to delete the files from the partition. I tried a file recovery tool in XP and it has managed to recover the files for me. Thanks for the help anyway :-)
 
  


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