August 4th, 2002, 08:59 AM
Mapping Fat32 Drives Under RedHat7.3
I just installed RedHat (dual-boot with grub) on my main computer that was running Win98SE. I have an entire hard drive dedicated to storing music, movies, documents, installation files, and such thats under a FAT32 file system. I was wondering how I could access this drive under RedHat, I checked the etc/fstab file and I didnt see any indication it existed. Please Help!
August 4th, 2002, 10:02 AM
When I addad a second hard drive and installed RH 7.2
it automatically added the necessary entry to /etc/fstab
to mount my existing FAT32 drive. Since your installation
didn't do it automatically, you must edit /etc/fstab, adding an
entry for the FAT32 drive. You must also create a mount
point for it somewhere on your filesystem, something
like /mnt/C:, which is what I have.
The line in /etc/fstab might look something like this:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/C: msdos defaults
You might put FAT32 instead of msdos
read the man page for fstab
I went ant checked my /etc/fstab and found:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/c: vfat noauto,user
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
August 4th, 2002, 05:25 PM
Here's what you do. First type fdisk -l
Then check which partition is Win95 Fat32.
Then add the following line to your fstab.
where hda? is your FAT32 partition.
/dev/hda? /mnt/dos vfat defaults 0 0
August 5th, 2002, 01:39 AM
Thanks for the help, sadly it took me a while that I had to create a new directory in the /mnt folder for it.