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Old 02-15-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Need my USB internet card to work and need to mount a FAT32 drive in linux.


Ok I Have a 60 gig hard drive and have It partitioned... 20 gigs to windows xp.... 30 gigs to linux and about 10 gigs to a FAT32 drive... I have grub dual boot loader. And Im running Ubuntu Linux 10.0 something. Anyways My fat32 drive isnt recognized in Linux but it is in windows... And also my internets not working in linux but it is in windows... I have A Dynex USB Wireless Adapter but it isnt working in linux. I have downloaded the NDISWRAPPER 1.37 tar gz thing to my desktop(in windows xp) but now wut do i do with it? Im so confused and i just want my internet to work in linux..... Please help. If anymore info is needed just ask and ill try my best to answer u.

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Old 02-15-2007, 08:49 PM   #2
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First of... You need to mount your windows XP partition to be able to access the ndiswrapper file but I am almost 100% sure that there are already packages for you linux no matter what are you using: Fedora, Ubunut, Suse (I know about these at least).
Once you installed the packages let's get the windows driver for the wifi adapter from your windows partition. (You can chk out where is the file by going to the device manager and see the driver details). You need to have a driver.sys and a driver.inf file. Afterwards load them to ndiswrapper: ndiswrapper -i path/to/inf/file.inf
If the ndiswrapper kernel module is not loade yet try: modprobe ndiswrapper.
List the wifi devices: iwconfig
if you can see it it is time to configure the device. Hope that gave you some ideas.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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umm i would mount my windows xp drive or my fat32 drive?
Cuz my Windows Xp drive is a NTFS file system so i thought it couldnt mount in linux... ANd how do i mount my fat32 drive in linux if that indeed was what u meant? Im so confused.........
 
Old 02-16-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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Np m8.

You can mount both fat 32 and NTFS. At least with 2.6 kernels but there is read support in 2.4 kernels too.
You can mount a drive like: mount /dev/hda2 /media/hda2
It is possible that you will have to determine the FS type. Use man mount to see the details.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 01:41 AM   #5
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Im still sooo confused... Wut is man mount... and id really rather not mount my Windows drive... I just want to mount my FAT32 drive... How would i go about doing that?
 
Old 02-18-2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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ok...
I need the following output from command line:
type:
Quote:
cfdisk
That will show me which partition is the fat32. It should be like this: hdc2 or hdb4 or whatever.
After that you will have to mount this partition:
Quote:
mount /dev/hda2 /mount/folder
the
Quote:
man mount
is a command that gives you detailed info on the usage of this particular command.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 05:28 AM   #7
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I'll bet that ubuntu has already mounted both your FAT32 and NTFS drives, but perhaps you do not know where to look for them?

Use your filing system browser (? nautilus for ubuntu?) to navigate to the /media directory. Inside that there should be your windows partitions.
 
  


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