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I'm trying to mount a fat32 partition in RHEL 5 and it isn't working. First off, the OS doesn't just auto detect the partition and mount it, which I've seen it done in Fedora 9. I also tried the mount command and it says that it can't find dev/sda3 (which is the Fat32 drive) in /etc/fstab or in /etc/mtab.
Anyone have any sugestion on how to get this guy mounted? Its really important that I get this partition mounted.
which gets the error "mount: mount poing /mnt/sda3 does not exist"
The other command is
which gets the error "mount: can't find /dev/sda3 in /etc/fstab or /etcmtab"
When I run fdisk this is what I get:
Usage: fdisk [-l] [-b SSZ] [-u] device
E.g.: fdisk /dev/hda (for the first IDE disk)
or: fdisk /dev/sdc (for the third SCSI disk)
or: fdisk /dev/eda (for the first PS/2 ESDI drive)
or: fdisk /dev/rd/c0d0 or: fdisk /dev/ida/c0d0 (for RAID devices)
The purpose of this setup is this: I am needing to dual boot Windows XP and Red Hat on a higher end HP workstation laptop. I decided that the best way to move data between each OS was a small 10GB vfat(fat32) partition. I first tested this idea using fedora and it worked just fine without me having to do anything extra besides just creating the vfat partition.
This current problem started after I installed RHEL 5 in the previous fedora partition (which was formatted before RHEL was installed of course).
If anyone has any ideas on a better way on moving data between Windows and RHEL I'd really appreciate it. The only requirement that I have is that it has to be on the laptop and not through an external drive or some common server that both OS's use.