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Old 10-03-2003, 02:29 AM   #1
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accessing partitions.

I have installed mandrake 9.1 on my system with a WinXP partition and another data partition. I was wondering if there is a way I can mount the data partition in linux. Both the partitions are far32. Any suggestions....
Old 10-03-2003, 05:05 AM   #2
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First you have to get the device number for the hard drive you want to mount. To do this, as root run the command
 fdisk -l
. Then choose the partition where you want to mount it. Suppose you want to mount it on /mnt . (make sure you have a directory named /mnt). After that just run the command
mount -t vfat <device number> <mount where>
For example if you want to mount /dev/hda9 on /mnt the command to do this is
mount -t vfat /dev/hda9 /mnt
Old 10-03-2003, 09:48 AM   #3
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2 questions....
(1) After doing that, I can access the partition on the console but the /mnt directory is empty when I try to acceess it through Konqueror ? why?
(2) Why am I not able to mount anything, floppy, cdrom.....?

[root@localhost /]# mount
/dev/hda5 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
none on /mnt/cdrom type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/cdrom2 type supermount (ro,dev=/dev/hdd,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
/dev/hda1 on /mnt/windows type vfat (rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
/dev/hda7 on /usr type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hda8 on /mnt type vfat (rw)
[root@localhost /]# mount /mnt/floppy
mount: mount point /mnt/floppy does not exist
[root@localhost /]# mount /mnt/cdrom
mount: mount point /mnt/cdrom does not exist
[root@localhost /]# mount /dev/hda8
mount: /dev/hda8 already mounted or /mnt busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda8 is already mounted on /mnt
[root@localhost /]#

how do i unmount /dev/hda8?



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