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Old 04-19-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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trouble mounting fat32 partition


i am dual booting red hat 9 and xp. when red hat boots up i get the error message "/mnt/window/F does not exist FAILED "

here is what partition magic reads my hdd as

http://www.emule-help.com/partition.jpg

and the contents of /etc/fstab

http://www.linuxp2p.com/fstab.jpg
 
Old 04-19-2004, 02:45 PM   #2
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Try running:
mkdir -p /mnt/window/F

Then reboot.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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thanks. i have made some progress.

now i get this

"Mounting other filesystems mount special device /mnt/hda5 does not exist FAILED

i don't know if my fat32 partition is hda3, 4, 5 or 7. how do i find out.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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Try running:
fdisk -l

You should be able to tell by the size.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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Try:
# mount -o fat /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows/F

Could you post your /etc/fstab?
 
Old 04-19-2004, 04:52 PM   #6
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fdisk -l confirms that hda5 is fat32

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3187 25599546 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 3188 3200 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 3201 6260 24579450 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 6261 7299 8345767+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 6261 7234 7823623+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 7235 7299 522081 82 Linux swap

here is my fstab. it wouldn't copy and paste out of Emacs

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/mnt/hda5 /mnt/window/F vfat defaults 0 0

# mount -o fat /dev/hda5 /mnt/window/F

returns

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda5,
or too many mounted file systems
 
Old 04-19-2004, 06:17 PM   #7
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Sorry, my mistake.

It should be:
# mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows/F

And in your fstab you should change /mnt/hda5 to /dev/hda5, then it should work.

HTH

Last edited by mandeltuete; 04-19-2004 at 06:31 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 11:23 PM   #8
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it worked. thanks david_ross and mandeltuete.

Last edited by miner; 04-20-2004 at 12:41 AM.
 
  


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