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Old 04-13-2004, 11:40 AM   #1
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OK, new user (SuSe 9.0) with a Toshiba laptop, 40GB. I have successfully set the system up with LILO for dual boot into Linux/XP. I wanted to use a 13GB FAT32 partition for sharing files, but Linux only shows my /windows/C (NTFS) partition on the desktop, not the /windows/D (FAT 32) partition.

Here is my partition info:
/dev/hda 37.2 GB TOSHIBA 0 4863
/dev/hda1 13.3 GB HPHS/NTFS /windows/C 0 1736
/dev/hda2 941.2MB Linux swap swap 1737 1856
/dev/hda3 10.0 GB Linux native / 1857 3162
/dev/hda4 13.0 GB Win95 FAT32 LBA /windows/D 3163 4863

When I boot into XP, I can access the D drive, but from Linux it does not show and seems unaccessible. What did I do wrong?

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Old 04-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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I've just created a new thread for you. Next time please don't add your question to an existing thread (even if it's similar) - create your own one.

Look into your /etc/fstab file. You should have a line like this
/dev/hda4 /windows/D vfat defaults 0 0
If it doesn't exist, create it. Then check if there's /windows/D. If not, create it:
mkdir /windows/D
Then you should be able to mount it:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda4 /windows/D
After a reboot it should be mounted automatically.
Old 04-13-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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I would suggest searching before you ask a question This has been asked many many many times before. The search button is at the top right and will let you find a question to see if it was asked allready, saves time


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