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Old 06-28-2002, 08:57 AM   #1
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Newbie Question (mounting drives/partitions)


Hi everyone,

I have 1 HDD partitioned into c, d, e, f, g drives. I have Windows XP on drive C (FAT32) and I split D into two linux partitions ext2/swap using Partition Magic. Drives e, f, g, are all FAT32

Can I access the FAT32 partitions from Linux? and if so how?

Also I think my modem is a winmodem but when I query the modem using kppp (i think thats what its called) I can get it to respond as Modem Ready, and it goes through a list of AT commands but returns with empty fields, when I actually try to dial into the internet it says "initalizing modem" and then just stays like that, the log says Expecting Ok but nothing else.


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Old 06-28-2002, 09:26 AM   #2
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Hi Abremelin

Yes you can access your fat32 drives, if u want them to auto mount then u have to edit "/etc/fstab", if u want to mount them when u need then type somethin like this "mount /dev/hda2 /mnt"

I have windows ME and linux on mine and my drives are different to u so u will have to find out what ur's r called e.g /dev/hda1 /dev/hda2 etc

Just post back if u need anymore help
 
Old 06-28-2002, 02:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Phonics3k,

After hours of trying to get access to my FAT32 drives I finally did it I ran into a problem though when it came to booting the OS, I tried to have the FAT32 drives get mounted during the boot process but it just hangs and says Warning FAT32 support is only in alpha. I have to physically restart the machine.

But thats not the best part, I also got my Winmodem to work, by installing a binary RPM package, now that makes the past 15 hours or so worth it. As that was a major concern I can now look forward to exploring Linux fully.

So, do you know of any good sites to get some linux programs from

Thanks m8,
 
Old 06-28-2002, 02:39 PM   #4
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I had a winmodem too so i know what it feels like, I had to boot into windows everytime i wanted to use my modem, but i fixed that and now use Linux 95% of the time the system is on.

I am happy to help
 
Old 06-28-2002, 02:41 PM   #5
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what kind of programs are u after?

apps.kde.com is good if u run kde
kde.org
linux.org
kernel.org

they r some sites i have found
most of the programs I want, I already have with my Distro
 
Old 06-28-2002, 11:29 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Abremelin
After hours of trying to get access to my FAT32 drives I finally did it I ran into a problem though when it came to booting the OS, I tried to have the FAT32 drives get mounted during the boot process but it just hangs and says Warning FAT32 support is only in alpha. I have to physically restart the machine.
The problem could be with lines that you put in the /etc/fstab file. Make sure the two numbers at the end of the lines that mount the FAT32 partitions are both 0 ( zeroes ).
 
Old 06-29-2002, 08:04 AM   #7
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sorry to go a bit off track and conversational, but I was just wondering if Abremelin are still writing new stuff...
 
Old 06-30-2002, 01:33 AM   #8
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linuxcool,
Thats what it was, I originally had 0 2 but it works now with 0 0.

fatgod,
I have no idea what your talking about, lol, the name comes from an old manuscript on magical theology.(Abremelin the Mage).

Thanks again guys
 
Old 06-30-2002, 04:37 AM   #9
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You're welcome.
 
Old 06-30-2002, 12:26 PM   #10
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Just a couple of links I found while searching for soft that makes sense in linux
http://www.sourceforge.net this one is probably the largest
http://www.freshmeat.net
http://software.linux.com
Of course if you are an RPM bound and are afraid to compile anything
http://www.rpmfind.net
http://www.freshrpms.net
and many many more.
 
Old 06-30-2002, 04:09 PM   #11
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some of them links are cool neo thanxs!
 
Old 07-01-2002, 11:13 AM   #12
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Thanks neo77777,

That will keep me going for awhile.
 
  


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