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Old 10-09-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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Problem accessing FAT32 partition


Greetings,

I just completed installing FC4 on my laptop. I have a 60G hardrive, and partitioned as follows:

hda1: ntfs (windows installed here)
hda5: fat32 (data partition)
hda6: ext3 (swap)
hda7: LVM Physical volume (Linux installed here)

This partitioning is recognized by the Hardware Browser of FC4, however, I don't know how to access my fat32 partition! The df command returns:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on

/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
18791132 4587448 13233752 26% /
/dev/hda6 101086 14249 81618 15% /boot
/dev/shm 225088 0 225088 0% /dev/shm

how can I get my Linux to recognize and access the hda5 fat32 partition as part of its filesystem?

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by btb; 10-09-2005 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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just a case of mounting it i assume:

mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/vfat

make sue the destr dir already exists

btw. ext3 is not swap, swap is it's own filesystem. that partiton is your /boot in reality
 
Old 10-09-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris. I just tried that, here's what I got:

[root@local ~]# mount /dev/hda5/mnt/vfat
mount: can't find /dev/hda5/mnt/vfat in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

What else can I try?

btw, a previous time that I had installed FC4, during the installation I was given the option to give a name to the fat32 partition. This time I got no such option in installation. I hope I don't have to re-install.

Last edited by btb; 10-09-2005 at 06:59 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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you can try actually typing what i said... you missed a space.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 07:08 PM   #5
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This is what I got now:

[root@local ~]# mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/vfat
mount: mount point /mnt/vfat does not exist
 
Old 10-09-2005, 07:29 PM   #6
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aha! got it with these 2 commands:

mkdir myeverything
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 myeverything

thank you for your time
 
  


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