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Old 11-22-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mounting FAT32

Alright....I need my music.
Problem is, It is on my Windows Parition (hd1b, FAT32). I am running Fedora Core Three, using the XCfe Windows Manager. Im sure someone could tell me how to do this via gui in KDE or Gnome, but I'd like to learn the Terminal method. Thanks.
Old 11-22-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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First, make a mount point for it (you may already have one you want to use):

mkdir /home/bob/windows

then run the mount command:

mount -t vfat /dev/hd1b /home/bob/windows

[edit] I just copied your device name, but I assume you actually meant hdb1

If all goes well, you can add a permanent entry to the /etc/fstab file

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Old 11-22-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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if the windows partition is listed in /etc/fstab, you should be able to mount it. Su to root, and issue the command 'mount /dev/hdb', or whatever fstab says is the windows partition. You should then be able to see the directory in your file manager.
Old 11-22-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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I read somewhere you can't mount NTFS partitions. Is that correct? I just want to know since my Windows partitions are NTFS. Sorry for posting in your thread Proxy.

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In FC3, you should be able to at least read NTFS, but i dont think you can write.

I could be wrong, tho, since i have not upgraded to FC3 yet.
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Read support has been in the kernel for ages - any distro not using 2.2 very likely has read support for NTFS.

Have a read at for more detailed info.
Old 11-22-2004, 07:31 PM   #7
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FC3 does NOT come with NTFS read by default. You must either compile the kernel or obtain the kernel module.
I have a clear explanation here.
Old 11-22-2004, 07:38 PM   #8
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FC3 does NOT come with NTFS read by default.
Lame! I knew I left Redhat for good reasons, but I never thought they were THAT bad. Even Debian stable included an NTFS module.


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