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Old 02-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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dual booting xp and ubuntu need help with the fat32 shared partition

my hdd is 160gb i partitioned it four ways 25gb for windows 23gb for linux 1gb swap and 102 gb for fat32 shared (/winlin) how do i get access to it in linux, keep in mind i have no experience with linux i booted it first time today thanks in advance
Old 02-07-2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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You need to add a line to your fstab file.

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

after you hit enter it will ask you for your password.

passworg: ???

then it wil open a gedit window and there should be a partitoin with the fat32 file system on it which you need to asign a mont point so oipen another tab in your current termonal window and issue this command sudo mkdir /winlin, thnen issue the command fdisk /dev?drive name once the fdisk prompt apears then type p to list the partitions on your hdd.

Finally ad a line that looks similar to the one below to the /etc/fstab file.


/dev/partiton name /winlin fat32 0 0 default
Old 02-07-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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tired it

i tried i cant find any of the things you were talking about, how do i know what drive is what and where do i go to find all that info also how do i find what drive thisi s actually installed in (i know how a partitioned them i just dont know i look at properties like i do in windows
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figured it all out thanks for the help
Old 02-07-2007, 11:23 PM   #5
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Don't double post, reddwarf.


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