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Old 05-28-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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My VFAT partitions seem to have been wiped after installing NTFS support

I installed the NTFS support module for Fedora Core 2 and mounted an NTFS partition. Now I have discovered that my other two VFAT partitions don't show up as having any data on them at all. I don't know if this missing data is due to the NTFS support, but that was the last thing I did before it all went.
I can mount and unmount the VFAT partitions fine, they just don't have any data on them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, if the data is gone it is a huge loss for me.

EDIT: I can mount and unmount NTFS partitions no problem and all data is visible on them, the problem is only with VFAT partitions.

Thank you in advance


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Old 05-28-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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can you please post your /etc/fstab file, and output from the following commands?

ls -al /mnt
ls -al /dev/hdX

*X should be the Fat32 partition

i just want to check how your disks are supposed to be mounted, who the owner is, and what the permissions on those directories are.
Old 05-28-2004, 07:37 PM   #3
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Ok, I think I inadvertantly managed to delete the files from the partition. I tried a file recovery tool in XP and it has managed to recover the files for me. Thanks for the help anyway :-)


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