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Old 07-25-2003, 02:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mounting the fat32 partition


I have Red hat linux 9 installed. in the previos version I use to mount the fat32 partition by linuxconf command .
But in this version linux reports this command as bad.
when I try to manually mount the other fat32 partition ,Linux gives error of non-entry partition.
what should I have to do to mount the fat32 partition (suppose hd6)?
Thanks in advcance
Dibyendra
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:57 AM   #2
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linuxconf is very very bad, be glad it's not there.

what command are you trying to use, what errors are you getting.... we need some useful information to help you.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 03:43 AM   #3
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Hello acid_kewpie ,
the command I tried was as follows
mount /mnt/hda6
but it gave the error that there's no entry in /etc/fstab file.
There are no entry of fat32 partition in fstab.only linux ex3 partition ,floopy,cdrom are present .
what should I do?
Please advice
Thanking you
Dibyendra
 
Old 07-25-2003, 07:46 AM   #4
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Hi dibyendra

Just as a matter of interest - have you created a mount point yet?

Suppose your mount point in Red Hat was

/mnt/dib

You would create this mount point with

SU
Root paaword


mkdir /mnt/dib


then - to actually mount a FAT32 partition to this mount poit do:


mount -t vfat -0 rw /dev/hda6 /mnt/dib
 
Old 07-26-2003, 06:10 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thank you skyline for the help
It really worked!!
Thanks you again
Great linuxquestions.org !!!!
Dibyendra

Last edited by dibyendra; 07-26-2003 at 06:14 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 09:16 PM   #6
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For auto mount on boot up:

in Run type

gedit /etc/fstab

then add a line to the end of it:

/dev/hda6 /mnt/dib vfat auto,umask=0 0 0


based on the above "hda6" and "dib" as relevant

The drive will mount automatically each time you boot


Cheers

Tim
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:38 PM   #7
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i always wondered what is the numbers at the end of the /etc/fstab? and the unmask?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:47 PM   #8
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Hi chrismisceli

The 5th field indicates whether the filesystem should be backed up.

The 6th Field indicates whether the filesystem should be checked.

Umask - this can set the permissions for Users to read , write and execute in the respective partition depending on the respective umask value.

If I remember correctly - with a vfat partition a

umask = 000

will give All users the ability to Read and Write to/from the respective partition.

Last edited by Skyline; 07-27-2003 at 01:32 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:42 AM   #9
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Why would you want to mount a FAT32 partition in Linux?
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:53 AM   #10
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Filesharing across platforms. Security (a few obscure ways). Don't know how to format filesystem. Have a lot of files that would take too long to back up to change filesystems.

Lots of reasons.

Cool
 
Old 07-27-2003, 02:00 AM   #11
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Amongst other things - it saves you having to re-boot every time you want to move files between Linux and Windows.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 02:06 AM   #12
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Ohhhh. so if i wanted to look at a windows file from linux i wouldnt have to reboot into windows? i could mount the FAT32 from linux and look at say a text file or something?
 
Old 07-27-2003, 02:08 AM   #13
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Yep.

Cool
 
Old 07-27-2003, 02:10 AM   #14
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You could even listen to a MP3
 
  


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