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Old 02-27-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Viewing Windows Hard disk

I have just set up a FAD32 partition on my computer. How do I get linux to recognise this and save stuff here.

NOTE: I use red hat linux 8
Old 02-27-2004, 05:24 AM   #2
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First off, you need to know where the partition is. For example, if it's the first partition on the first hard drive, it would be /dev/hda1. If it's the third partition on the second hard drive, it would be /dev/hdb3. Once you know where the partition is, then it will need to be mounted. Make a directory (if there's not one already) under /mnt to mount it to:
mkdir /mnt/fat
will probably do. Then, mount the partition:
mount /dev/hdc2 /mnt/fat
(of course replace /dev/hdc2 with whichever partition it is, and replace /mnt/fat with the directory you have for it). Once it's mounted, that partition will be accessible under the /mnt/fat directory. When you're done with it, be sure to un mount it:
umount /dev/hdc2


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