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Old 03-28-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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access fat32 from suse 10

Hi everyone, already few weeks ago I installed suse 10 on my desktop PC, it works fine, but, the main purpose was to be able to access fat32 partitions becouse I left there a lots of data since i had windows.Now, after looking for some answere i still can't gain access to my fat32 partitions. I tried to do $mount /dev/sda6 in command line, but it says "Permission denied", from konqueror it says : "mount: can't find /dev/sda6 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
Please check that the disk is entered correctly."

I gues I need to edit manually fstab, but I don't know what to write there...

Please help

sorry my bad english

suse 10


/dev/sda3 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
none /subdomain subdomainfs noauto 0 0
Old 03-28-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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The internet is awash with information about how to mount windows drives from within linux, eg

you can add this line to /etc/fstab

/dev/sda6         /mnt/sda6         vfat         noauto,user   0   0
to get started.

Remember to do

# mkdir /mnt/sda6

if a mounting directory for your partition does not yet exist
Old 03-29-2006, 12:30 AM   #3
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here read these , the distros might b different the concept of FSTAB
remains same
Old 03-29-2006, 06:17 AM   #4
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thanks a lot,IŽll try it this evening, whan be back home, thanks again!!!
Old 03-29-2006, 07:23 AM   #5
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something to note is that FAT32 cannot understand Unix permissions and so whe nmounting, you need to give the files a 'mask' which is basically telling it to assume certain permissions by default. This is necesary when writing and reading as users etc.

to achieve this you will need to add umask=000 to the fstab options for that mount. Again this has been covered MANY times in this forum
Old 03-29-2006, 11:37 PM   #6
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ya ..... but u no ppl dont actually GOOGLE or search the form first (ME included)
Old 03-30-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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ok, that what dcdbutler wrote worked, thanks, all data was in russian, now averything, folders, files, are in ???????? signs, and to rename all this it's a there some solution to see it in russian? I have kde in ukrainian( I'm ukrainian) it's aulmost like russian, konqueror in ukrainian, so why folders aren't in ukrainina to?
any ideas?
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nevermind, didn't read all the way down. This just might help :

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