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Old 09-06-2003, 07:36 AM   #1
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mounting fat32 partitions --- getting the device number ?


I'm trying to mount a windows fat 32 partition into redhat 9.0 linux.

via terminal :

cd ..

cd ..

cd mnt

su

[ enter password ]

mkdir linwin

clear

chmod 777 linwin

mount /dev/hda3/ linwin -t vfat

then I get :

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda3,
or too many mounted file systems
(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)

I dont know if hda 3 is the right ' device name ', though. My file system goes like this :

hda
windows primary disk

extended

fat32 hdd - this is the hdd I want to share

/boot

/swap

ntfs - a windows hdd for storing media

/

as the fat32 hdd is the one I want to share, and its the 3rd in the list, I presume it is hda3 ? or am I wrong? Please help !!
 
Old 09-06-2003, 08:49 AM   #2
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not always is it third in list.
when you say "fat32 hdd..." did you mean harddrive, or hard drive, partition d (4)?
dont quote me on this, but i dont think linux can read win fat32.
wait for more knowledgable replies.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:16 AM   #3
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dont quote me on this, but i dont think linux can read win fat32.
questionasker, you have just been quoted.
Linux is able to read and write to a FAT32 partition.

technowax, you are most likely trying to mount the wrong partition.
To display the partition tables, type:
Code:
fdisk -l
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:38 AM   #4
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Cool mounting the parion

Well as Mathieu mention type fdisk -l and get down the partion list including the partion number. (Eg: hda3) then create a folder in the /mnt like winlin u mention. Next goto the terminal log in as root and type as follows assuming your windows partion is hda3,
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/winlin

* Even though most mention to let know the partion type i didn't do it but redhat 9.0 doesn't care abt it it'll mount the drive.

In the mean time my biggest prob is how to edit the dstab file so i don't have to mount hte partion everytime when ever i need it. I heard if we modify that file those partion will be mounted automatically whenever the machine starts. If someone have an idea hwo to do this pls let me know.


**I hope technowax can some help from my above post.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:14 AM   #5
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bubble, you will need to modify /etc/fstab
There are many threads related to this subject, perform a search on LQ.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=89196
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=87656
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:09 AM   #6
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lamo :

[root@localhost xconspirisist]# fdisk -l
bash: fdisk: command not found


any idea's ?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 11:19 AM   #7
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Since you are using the su command, type the following in order to get all available paths:
Code:
su -
However, you can always type the full path for fdisk
Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
 
  


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