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Old 03-13-2003, 08:20 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Distribution: Suse 8.0
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questions on fat32 disk partition


I have a couple of questions:

1. Firstly I have the following configuration:
Suse 8.0 distro
Disk 1: 3 partitions
C: boot partition for windows
D: main software for windows 2K
E: FAT32 shared partition for sharing data between.
Disk 2: 2 partitions
1. LInux main part 8.5GB
2. linux swap 500MB

now what I would like to do is to make my linux home directory the root directory of drive E:, and to have it automatically mounted at boot time. How would I do this in Suse 8.0?

2. With the above partitions I am having trouble executing a basic helloworld c program from the Fat32 partition. I have it mounted at /windows/e/ so I will change to that directory and type ./hello to execute, but it says hello: permission denied even though I have done a chmod to set the right permissions. It works fine when run from my current home directory on the linux partition.

-------------Terminal Output ----------
rg@linux:/windows/E> ls -l hello
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rg users 13468 Mar 14 00:48 hello
rg@linux:/windows/E> ./hello
bash: ./hello: Permission denied

thankyou for any help on this guys.

Old 03-13-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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rememeber, you cant actually change the file attributes on windows partitions. They dont have the little "tags" on the file to hold the attributes. Which is why I dont think you could make your home partition fat32. I would make a partition out of your 8.5 gb linux partition. that is more than enough space for most linux systems. I use a 1 or 2 gb /home
Old 03-17-2003, 12:50 AM   #3
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well I would but I would really like to get it onto my 40gig drive instead of trying to keep everything under 4 or 5 gig. How is a drive usually shared between Windows and Linux? Can I convert the existing drive with partitionmagic or something? What would I convert it to?

thanks for the help


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