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Old 04-05-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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FAT 32 mount problems

When I used suse 10.2 I automatically could see my ntfs drives, they was automatic mounted into a directory called windows. Also the external HDD appears in the directory media. But I could not write on them (no ntfs driver installed)
Now I installed fedora 6 and I formatted the old ntfs drives in fat 32. But they are invisible now ! I can not found them anywhere !
1.Is fedora weaker than suse in this matter ?
2. Can I manual mount them ?

Thank you
Old 04-05-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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1. No it isn't everything in Linux depends on configuration. Sometimes it is easier sometimes more difficult
2. Yes of course just use mount.
mount -t vfat /dev/<your_fat_partition> /mnt/<place where you want to mount it>
Old 04-05-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
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If you formatted them before installing Fedora, they would be included in /etc/fstab and a mount point probably in /mnt. If you are trying to add them after installing Fedora, you need to create an entry in /etc/fstab to auto-mount upon re-boot. By running commad:
fdisk -l
You should see which device it/they are, you will need to add a line in fstab and make a mount point in the file system. For instance, if you want to call it "fat1", you need to make a directory where it is most appropriate like /mnt or /media, your choice, like so:
mkdir /mnt/fat1
Then, if it is device "/dev/hda4", add a line in /etc/fstab like so:
/dev/hda4       /mnt/fat1       vfat      defaults       0 0
Even for the quick mount suggestion in the prior post you have to make a mount point in the directory structure (file system) if it does not exit.

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Old 04-06-2007, 03:56 AM   #4
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OK, I solved ! I use first the manual command
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/c_drive -t vfat -rw -o umask=0000
then I write also the fstab and now it is working OK !
Thank you !


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