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Old 02-01-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question Shared Hard Drive?

I am experienced with computer hardware, however I am a newbie to Linux.

I am running a Dual boot system, win xp / Fedora 5. I have 3 hard drives, 2 Sata, 1 Pata. I have XP on 1 SATA and Fedora on The Pata, I just purchased the new hard drive (sata) and want to use it to share files between Linux and Windows. I have formatted it Fat32, but Linux gives me an error: "You are not privileged to mount the volume (name of drive)"

I want all of my shared files to be on this drive, only... no ntfs drivers and such. The drive is accessible from XP, just not from Linux, even from Root, I get the same error!?

What is going on and how do i make this work on the Linux side? Being that I am a NewB at this am I missing something?

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Try append "sudo" to the "mount" command

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It would be helpful to post the exact text of your interactive session. Use copy/paste (reccommend to a CODE box), that shows exactly what you typed, and the exact response. That way we aren't wondering about anything.
To diagnose your problem, it will be useful to see the output of
fdisk -l
and, as I said above, the exact text of your mount commandline.
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