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Old 08-12-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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FAT32 can be used to share files between Windows and Linux, right?
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well if you have a fat32 drive and you mount it on your linux machine, then yes you can transfer back and forth between drives..
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Yes - further - you'll need to mount your FAT32 Windows partition under Linux to gain access.

So - to mount a FAT32 filesystem on Boot-up, put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your Partition, Mount point and User ID number in place of my example ones)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,uid=501,umask=000 0 0

You can get your User ID Number by opening a command line and typing:

id username (substitute username with whatever your username is)

Look for the


thats your username


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