for someone not used to linux, you didnt miss anything obvious per say...but its just that some distros will autimaticly mount all partitions, and some wont.... manually mounting them is a snap though....you can also configure the system to automaticly mount them at boot. to manually mount them type:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda
this will mount the second partition on the first hard drive to /mnt/hda (fat32 filesystem) of course you can change the type, the partition and the mountpoint. to automaticlly have this happen at boot type somthing like this to /etc/fstab:
/dev/hda2 /windows vfat umask=000 0 0
again just change the partition mountpoint and filesystem type to match your system
Last edited by fatrandy13; 06-26-2005 at 03:45 PM.