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Old 02-28-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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Using "DOS" files


Hi everyone

In my PC I have a fisical HDD splited in 2 partitions (C,E) which are used for Windows XP and another fisical HDD which is splited in 2 partition as well but, this time for linux (/, swap)

I've been searching in the web about the best way to use the files on disc E. Mainly I would like to hear to the mp3 I have there...
Saw alot of options which as a noob made me wonder which would be the simpliest and best way to do this.

Could anyone give me some input plz?

My distribuiton is Fedora Core 1


Thanks and regards
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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Which filesystem is drive E?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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Yeah, this is important. I share a partition with both my Windows XP and Fedora as well. I formatted it fat32 and fedora will call it vfat. This is the easiest way to do this without getting into the NTFS issues which can be difficult.

After you get that set up, you will be able to mount that partition without problem with the vfat file system. If you like, create a sub-directory in your /mnt directory and put the stuff in your fstab file.....

I like to manuall mount file systems, but some people like them auto-mounted..you can set it up either way with your fstab file.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:40 AM   #4
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It's in FAT32
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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So if your E: drive isn't already somewhere in /mnt, create new directory: /mnt/windows (or any other name you like):
mkdir /mnt/windows
(make sure other users can enter and read it!), then open /etc/fstab and add a line
/dev/hda5 /mnt/windows vfat defaults 0 0
I'm guessing that E: is /dev/hda5. It may be different partition. If you're not sure, run
fdisk -l
and check (drive C: will be /dev/hda1 probably).
 
  


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