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Old 08-18-2003, 03:54 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9

Whilst playing with RH9 today after installation, and before it screwed my w2k partitions, I found that I couldn't access any of the windows partitions at all. Its as if RH9 didn't see them! Well, they're all fat32 partitions, but how do I get RH9 to see them so that I can mount them please ?


(I'm determined to get a working linux distro, preferably RH9
Old 08-18-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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You generally have to mount them. You can do this automagically at boot if you edit a file /etc/fstab.

If it is fat32 you should be able to do something like this

/dev/hda5 /mnt/HDD auto rw,auto,USERID ,uid=500,gid=500, 0 0

of course you ahve to make the mount point "/mnt/HDD" also the first chunk needs to point to the right partition. So if its on you primary HDD and master it will be hda, primary slave is hdb, secondary msater hdc and secondary slave is hdd....then add the number of the correct partition so /dev/hda1 for example.

Good luck
Old 08-18-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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If it is fat32 you should be able to do something like this

/dev/hda5 /mnt/HDD auto rw,auto,USERID ,uid=500,gid=500, 0 0
Kitaran - you've forgot the filesysyetm type in field 3 - Its vfat

Try this:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0

(substitute in your partition and mount point)

Last edited by Skyline; 08-18-2003 at 04:26 PM.
Old 08-18-2003, 04:42 PM   #4
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instructions are on the link below for fat32 on the helpful tips page.


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