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Old 09-07-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Why I am unable to see, the fat32 partition of windows from linux??


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I am using the redhat 6.0 version in VMWARE Player and I have actually installed XP windows on my hard disk. Also I have created one logical drive in fat32 format.
But when I run "fdisk -l" from linux, it doesnt show that partition with fat32 format?? Please tell me the reason. Help!
 
Old 09-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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The partition is outside of VMware? That would explain it, Linux doesn't know it exists because it is not part of the virtual computer it is running on.
 
Old 09-07-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Ok Sir thank you. I got the answer. I could guess that, but couldn't. Newys Thank you.

Is there any way, so that it should access and show that partition.. I mean Could I use, any software/tool/command, so as to access that partition(outside vmware) from linux(inside vmware)??
 
Old 09-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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Ok Sir thank you. I got the answer. I could guess that, but couldn't. Newys Thank you.

Is there any way, so that it should access and show that partition.. I mean Could I use, any software/tool/command, so as to access that partition(outside vmware) from linux(inside vmware)??
You could share it from within Windows XP and then mount it in your VMWare'd Linux using a "mount -t cifs //<ip.of.XP>/<share.name>". Set it up without a username/password at first in XP then if you want to add that you can use the "-o user=something" options in the mount command later (check the man page on mount for those options).
 
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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Hi,

In case you still haven't searched Google for it, -

Regards.
Prince
 
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