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Old 07-24-2004, 07:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy problem in viewing files in windows partition when booted on redhatlinux 9

hi experts,
I am new to linux.
I already have win98,win xp .
recently i have installed red hat linux 9 in a separate partition.
pc configuration-intel 845glmotherboard,256 mb ram,40 gb h/d.
I have no problem in booting.but i want to play the songs in redhat environment.
but the songs are residing in the windows parttition ,and i am unable to view the mp3 files or any files from rhl.the windows drives r not visible in /mnt/
is it necessary to mount the filesystem,if so then how to mount them.(windows file system-fat32,rhl-ext32)
Please help me.
i had also tested soundcard and found it was ok.
I 'll be garetful to u .
Old 07-24-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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In order to see and browse the windows partition you need to mount it.

First create the directory where you want to mount your Windows file system e.g. /mnt/win_c

then issue the command:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdaX /mnt/win_c
where hdaX is your first HD (b for the second, etc.) and X th number of the partition (1,2,3 ...)

If all goes well you may want to add a line to your fstab to mount automatically at startup. Using the info from the previous command write a new line like this:

/dev/hda1    /mnt/win_c    vfat    defaults,umask=000    0 0
Good luck!


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