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Old 02-22-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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How do I get different Linux OS to recognize my C:/ (c drive is a fat32)?

I have 3 different Linux OS running on logical partitions in my Extended Partition. My primary partition C drive is fat32. I configured it this way so I could use C drive to share files between my other Linux OS (Mandrake, SuSE, Redhat). How do I get all my Linux OS to recognize my fat32 partition?
Old 02-22-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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why did you make a fat32? it's completely useless unless u want a windows partition too. you get much higher security, reliability and speed if you use ext3/reiserfs/... ! if you still want this, enable FAT32 filesystem support in your kernels.
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mount -t vfat /dev/(WHATEVER) /mnt/(WHEREVER

where WHATEVER is hda1 hda2 hda3 hdb1 hdb2 ect ect
a = primary master
b = primary slave
c = secondry master
d = secondry slave
1 = first partiton
2 = second partiton
3 = 3rd partiton ect ect ect

and wherever is wherever you want to mount the file system.

you also may want to add the entry to /etc/fstab
Old 02-22-2004, 09:07 AM   #4
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Left it as a fat32 for future considerations. In case I wanted to re-install Windows. I have a ghost of the OS on another system. I have all my extended partitions set up as etc3 not reiserfs because it was to complicated to figure out how to install 3 operating systems with reiserfs. I kept getting errors.


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