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Old 05-11-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
d_kote23
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How to access Windows FAT32 Partition ?


Hi all,
I am using dual Windows XP pro and Fedora Core 1.
My C drive: Windows XP pro' Partition is FAT32 (I am using many old application
and old game, so I didn't choose NTFS). and D drive is for ext2 Fedora Core.
I just tried Knoppix 3.4, I just wonder, that I can see and access Windows' drive
from Knoppix 3.4 !
So I am not sure, I can access Windows' partition from Fedora Core 1 too or not ?
and How to ?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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You can access your FAT32 drives in Fedora. to do so, they need to be mounted. Fedora should to this automatically, and you should find your stuff somewhere in '/mnt'. If not, use the mount command as root user:

fdisk -l
mkdir /mnt/my_win_partition
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/my_win_partition -t vfat

'fdisk -l' will list all the partition names. If 'hda1' doesn't work, you can try another one you saw from 'fdisk'.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.
but when I use that fdisk command I got error message

%su
Password:
%fdisk
bash: fdisk: command not found



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Originally posted by aaa
You can access your FAT32 drives in Fedora. to do so, they need to be mounted. Fedora should to this automatically, and you should find your stuff somewhere in '/mnt'. If not, use the mount command as root user:

fdisk -l
mkdir /mnt/my_win_partition
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/my_win_partition -t vfat

'fdisk -l' will list all the partition names. If 'hda1' doesn't work, you can try another one you saw from 'fdisk'.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:14 AM   #4
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Oh I see... found in Google

%/sbin/fdisk

But there's no FAT32 in the list at all...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:25 AM   #5
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Use ' su - ' so you can just type 'fdisk'. Don't forget the '-L' (' fdisk -l ').
Post results of fdisk here.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 07:18 AM   #6
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Thanks alot aaa,
I can mount/access Windows Fat32 now.
 
  


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