mounting fat32?

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mounting fat32?

Postby faisal892 » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:41 pm

AoA all,
I have Redhat 9 and win98 installed on my system.I am unable to mount my fat32(having win98) drive from Redhat.At boot time it gives the messege like this "automount:mountpoint not defined". I dont remember the exact msg but its like this.
Can anybody help plz?


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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:51 pm

Its very simple.

in terminal give the command fdisk -l

It will show all the partitions and their hda numbers.

Note the hda number of the fat32 drive u want to access in linux.

Then create a mount point in /mnt directory by issuing this command in terminal:

mkdir /mnt/windrive

or any dir of your choice

Then issue this command to mount the drive:

mount -t vfat /dev/HDANUMBER /mnt/windrive


mount -t vfat /dev/hda6 /mnt/winfdrive

Then browse to /mnt/windrive through terminal or the gui to access the drive.

Note: You kernel must have support for mounting fat/fat32 partitions.
By default most kernels on most distros have that support.
If you kernel does not have that support, you may need to recompile it to include that support.

To automatically mount partitions at boot time edit /etc/fstab and include the appropriate info like hdanumber and mount point of the partition which you want to be automatically mounted.
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Postby squid » Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:13 am

nice one ....
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Postby sakbar » Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:11 am

good stuff !! good for newbies !
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Mon Sep 22, 2003 3:40 am

Dear All PLUCian's

Last Time I told All the Newbies that do some Search @ LinuxPakistan.Net Forum Related to their problem. if they ain't get any post relevent to their problem then post their problem. any way Faraz.Fazil's Post help many peoples alot. like ... t=mounting

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Postby Faraz.Fazil » Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:47 pm

Yup , i always recommend newbies to search before they post.
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