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Old 04-18-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
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Trouble recognizing VFAT32 partition


I created 3 partitions on my computer one NFTS for windows xp. 1 VFAT32 for storage, and one ext3 for Fedora core 5. My problem is i heard that linux can recognize fat32 and that is why i created this partition so i can exchange files between when im on windows and linux, specifically becuase i can only access the internet on windows and the drivers i need to get on the internet for linux. thank you
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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The trouble i am having is that when i pull up the my computer in fedora it does not recognize my vfat32 partition, can anyone help?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if you did this, but you need to add a line to your /etc/fstab that mounts the fat drive. You will need to make a folder you want to mount it to, usually /mnt/fat and that folder must have rw permissions for the user you want to have write access. You will also need to find out the name of your partition /dev/hda[num] or /dev/hdb[num], it depends on how many partitions/disk drives you have.

line in fstab that mounts fat w/ rw for users:

Code:
/dev/hdb1   /mnt/fat    vfat   users,defaults,umask=000    0   0
make sure you use the correct partition name.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 04-18-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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thanks for your help just two more questions how to i make the permissions availble in the folder and what do i put in the the new folder i created or do i just leave it blank and when i add that line in it will mount itself into the folder and do i just put that folder in /?

Thanks so much for your help
 
Old 04-18-2006, 08:26 PM   #5
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Quote:
to i make the permissions availble in the folder
as root:
Code:
#mkdir /mnt/fat
#chown <username> /mnt/fat
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what do i put in the the new folder i created or do i just leave it blank and when i add that line in it will mount itself into the folder and do i just put that folder in /?
Don't put anything in the folder you just created. (/mnt/fat) when you reboot, your fstab will put the contents of your fat drive in this folder. After you reboot, anything you put in the /mnt/fat folder will be saved on your fat drive.

Hope this helped,
...drkstr
 
Old 04-18-2006, 09:52 PM   #6
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thanks alot it helped a ton!
 
  


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