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Old 07-26-2003, 02:16 AM   #1
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Question Sharing Partitions between RH and Win


Greetings!

Is it possible to share a partition between RH 8.0 and Win XP?

I want to access a partition from Linux, where in i have stored my music files. Its a FAT32 partition...any thoughts?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 03:11 AM   #2
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Sure, not a problem. It's done all the time, and actually addressed quite frequently on the forums. I'll give you the quick and dirty, should it help. However, if you need more info a search will usually suffice. I will be more than happy to help if niether are helpful to you though, just post back

The quick and dirty:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdx /mnt/wherever
WHERE /dev/hdx is the fat32 partition (can be found by typing into a terminal as root:
fdisk -l (FDISK -L lowercase) and looking for the fat32 indicator)
AND /mnt/wherever is the empty mount point to mount it to.

If it all works out, and you want this partition mounted at each boot up, something like:
/dev/hdx /mnt/wherever vfat users,auto,umask=000,rw 0 0

As an entry in your /etc/fstab might work.

Cool
 
Old 07-26-2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Thanks. It worked out.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 06:50 AM   #4
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You're welcome, glad I could help

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