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Old 06-13-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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Problem seeing a partition


It seems like I have run into problem number #2. Then I partitioned my disk I created a 10g par for Windows, a 10g par for Suse, a 512m par for swap and then a 40g what was susposed to be a central storage par. For stuff like MP3's, movies and so fourth. The problem is I can seem to find a 40g partition. Anyone know why I would be able to see it? Its is fat32
 
Old 06-13-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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Do you mean you can't see the partition? What do you mean by "see"? If you mean access the data on it, then it will need to be mounted first. What does "fdisk -l" show? That will list the partitions on your hard drive(s).
 
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Do you mean you can't see the partition? What do you mean by "see"? If you mean access the data on it, then it will need to be mounted first. What does "fdisk -l" show? That will list the partitions on your hard drive(s).
Sorry, I am VERY newbie. I tried running the fdisk comman in th terminal and I got a "Command not found error" Do I need to run it from a specfic place?
 
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Sorry, I am VERY newbie. I tried running the fdisk comman in th terminal and I got a "Command not found error" Do I need to run it from a specfic place?
Never mind, I found where to run the command however im still not sure how to actully "Mount" the partition.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 05:09 PM   #5
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You will need to be root to mount and the syntax you will want to use is

mount -t filesystem device directory,

where filesystem is the type of file system on the partition you want to mount (for FAT32, you put "vfat" here), device is the partition on the device you want to mount and directory is where you want to mount to (the mount point). This directory needs to exist before you try to mount to it (create it with mkdir, e.g. "mkdir /mnt/windows"). An example:

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

This will mount /dev/hda1 (which is of type vfat) on /mnt/windows.
 
  


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