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Old 12-06-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Accessing my FAT32 through Linux?

I feel stupid asking this, because I did this before. I want to access my FAT32 partition through Linux, so I can share my music between it and Windows.

I spent a lot of time looking all over, and couldn't find anything. Any help would be appreciated. I am using Red Hat 9.

Old 12-06-2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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recompile your kernel with fat32 suport
Old 12-06-2003, 05:07 PM   #3
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Don't tell me Red Had doesn't support FAT32 by default, now.
Ummm, so long as it does, you should be able to:
fdisk -l
(Will show you the device name of your FAT32 partition)
mount /dev/your_device_name /mnt/your_mount_point
(Use the device name from the fdisk command. You may need to create a mount point. Such as "mkdir /mnt/windows" or such)
Use the "umount /mnt/your_mount_point" to unmount the partition.
Good Luck.
Old 12-06-2003, 06:51 PM   #4
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......... and for the corresponding /etc/fstab entry:

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

substitute in the correct device name of the partition and your mount point name.
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A good way is give full access to a certain group. In this example the 3rd partition is a win drive. I give full access to group "win". non-win people will have no access to fat drive.

/dev/hda3 /win vfat defaults,umask=007,uid=root,gid=win 0 0
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Thanks! I will try those out tonight!


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