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Old 01-16-2007, 02:03 AM   #1
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How do you view other partitions...?

Here's my layout and i want to be able to see the Fat32 partition in my Fedora install
Disk /dev/sdb: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               2         431     3453943+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2   *         432       18150   142327867+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb3           18151       20063    15366172+  83  Linux Fedora here
/dev/sdb4           20064       30515    83955690    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5           20064       21976    15366141   83  Linux
/dev/sdb6           21977       23889    15366141   83  Linux
/dev/sdb7           23890       25802    15366141   83  Linux
/dev/sdb8           25803       27715    15366141   83  Linux
/dev/sdb9           27716       29628    15366141    b  W95 FAT32 Want to see this partition
/dev/sdb10          29629       30515     7124796   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Thanx for any help..
Old 01-16-2007, 02:07 AM   #2
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Share Partitions Between Linux and Windows HOWTO
Old 01-16-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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first creat a folder where you want to mount the partition suppose "win" in root directory

now open a file named fstab using this command

vi /etc/fstab

in this file add following as last line

/dev/sda9 [tabs] /root/win [tabs] vfat [tabs] defaults [tabs] 0[single space]0
(be carefull : tab is used as a delimiter between coloums of fstab entries do not use space bar so allign your entry with lines above using tab)
and save the file (you can only make changes if you login as administrator or root)
the file system will be automatically mounted for ever
you can add any partition like this if supported by linux

Last edited by varun_shrivastava; 01-16-2007 at 02:38 AM.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:35 AM   #4
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Thankyou very much i can now see my fat32 partition...
Old 01-21-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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Thank you very much as well varun, not using tab was driving me crazy!


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