>i need to access/share data with an NT machine (not on a network)
>i have 10G removable hard drives
>i am trying to put a file system on it to allow access by both linux and
>linux won't mount an ntfs file system
>the NT person put 4 primary (?) dos partitions on the disk
>and if i run fdisk in linux it sees 4 FAT16 partitions
>but it will only let me mount the first one
>how do i mount the other 3 ?
>is there some special way the disk needs to be formated by NT ?
What mount command are you using?
You should be able to mount either fat16 or fat32, both as type vfat. Is the
removeable disk one of those "hard disk in a bracket" things? Obviously you
know what the device is since you can mount the first partition. Linux
numbers the primary partitions 1-4, extended/logical partitions always start
at 5. Assuming your drive is the first SCSI disk (substitute your device):
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/dos
would mount the first partition. To mount the others, just change the device
mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/dos