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Old 11-02-2003, 04:48 AM   #1
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How do I find my xp/linux shared drive?

Hi All,

I have a dual boot system with xp and mandrake 9.1.
I'm trying to make the permanent switch to linux once I'm comfortable.
Anyways, I read some threads that stated I should make fat 32 partition on my drive so both linux and xp can write to it (made sense so I could play my mp3's and mpeg's in either os).
My problem is I cant find the drive. I know I should be looking for hda2 right? Since xp is hda1 (40gb), my fat32 partition is second (25gb) and I installed mandrake in 15gb of free space I left for it.
Also I read that I should look in /etc/fstab
Tried that and I dont have an fstab directory far as I can tell.

Any help is appreciated.
Old 11-02-2003, 05:04 AM   #2
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first of all.../etc/fstab is a file, not a directory
second of all, make sure you are logged in as root when you do this, but BE CAREFUL

1. open a terminal and type 'mkdir /mnt/win' this will be where you can find your fat32 drive once you load it
2. edit /etc/fstab. add this line to the end

/dev/hda2 /mnt/win vfat umask=000 0 0

3. restart your computer or to get it working right away type:

mount -tvfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/win

hope this helps


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