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Old 02-10-2003, 05:45 PM   #1
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introducing myself


Hi all,

Just to introduce myself:

I'm HCman and I'm a new slackware user. I posted on the distro forum a while ago with an acpi question when I still had SuSE installed. I wanted to try something different however and some reading on this forum convinced me to pick slackware.

Installed slackware 8.1 on sunday and I have it up and running with kernel 2.4.20 (I needed to recompile in order to get my acpi working).

So far slackware has lived up to the expectations I had. I still have some tweaking to do (like setting up my usb mouse and getting it to mount my fat32 part.) but with all the info on this forum I'm sure that'll work.

See you around!

HC

PS I dunno if these introductions are customary or just plain annoying but it seemed like the polite thing to do
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: introducing myself

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So far slackware has lived up to the expectations I had. I still have some tweaking to do (like setting up my usb mouse and getting it to mount my fat32 part.)
You actually should have been asked during the install if you had windows partitions to automount at bootup ? You might already have it setup and not know it. Just a thought.. and welcome to LQ.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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You actually should have been asked during the install if you had windows partitions to automount at bootup ?
yeah I was asked that but I was stupid and messed that up.

Anyway I edited my fstab file and now I can mount my ntfs partition.

I looked around here and tried some stuff but I couldn't get it to mount my fat32. I have the support for vfat enabled in the kernel.

When I tried it says mentions if perhaps I am not trying to mount an extended partition. Which is correct but I haven't figured out how to make that distinction in my fstab file or even if that is it. Do you think that could be the problem?

Oh, and thanks for the (fast) welcome!

HC
 
Old 02-10-2003, 06:14 PM   #4
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You could try this at the command as root if you have a empty directory called windows in /mnt and also the X in /dev/hdaX is the number of your fat partition:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdaX /mnt/windows

You shouldn't have any problems mounting a Windows partition that lies in a extended partition.
 
Old 02-11-2003, 04:23 AM   #5
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got it mounted now. I had the wrong partition listed in fstab (what a surprise huh?)

Thanks for your help!

HC
 
  


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