partitions and fat32

partitions and fat32

Post by Darren Westlak » Sun, 10 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Hi,

I have Win98 with 2 FAT32 partitions. I want to create a new partition to
install Linux on.
I have fips and Partition Magic v2 (which apparently doesn't support FAT32).
Is there any way of creating the partition without having to buy the latest
version of Partition Magic (which I assume does support FAT32)?

Cheers,

Daz

 
 
 

partitions and fat32

Post by ian » Sun, 10 Jan 1999 04:00:00


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> Hi,

> I have Win98 with 2 FAT32 partitions. I want to create a new partition to
> install Linux on.
> I have fips and Partition Magic v2 (which apparently doesn't support FAT32).
> Is there any way of creating the partition without having to buy the latest
> version of Partition Magic (which I assume does support FAT32)?

> Cheers,

> Daz


 
 
 

partitions and fat32

Post by Jeff Ka » Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hi Darren

Fips 2.0 does support Fat32 .... just remember to defrag first

Actually you may have a problem cause well windows 98 sometimes leaves a code
block at the end of the disk and thus fips wont work since there is not space
at the end....

If this is the case....you got 2 solutions.....buy partition magic v? or delete
one of the Fat32 partitions and install linux there..... ( also check out the
fips page they mention a couple possible files which if they are the files at
the end can be deleted safely....check there if not sorry)..

I had this occur and since I had just recently bought the system I planned to
install linux on I just deleted eveything and reinstalled it all.... Not the
best solution but if you dont have anything to important and dont mind the
effort..... windows can always use a fresh install.....

cheers

jeff

Quote:> Hi,

> I have Win98 with 2 FAT32 partitions. I want to create a new partition to
> install Linux on.
> I have fips and Partition Magic v2 (which apparently doesn't support FAT32).
> Is there any way of creating the partition without having to buy the latest
> version of Partition Magic (which I assume does support FAT32)?

> Cheers,

> Daz

 
 
 

partitions and fat32

Post by Darren Westlak » Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Thanks for the help.

FIPS didn't seem to recognise the partition so I ended up deleteing one of
my little used partitions and reallocated part of the space to linux.

Daz


>Hi,

>I have Win98 with 2 FAT32 partitions. I want to create a new partition to
>install Linux on.
>I have fips and Partition Magic v2 (which apparently doesn't support
FAT32).
>Is there any way of creating the partition without having to buy the latest
>version of Partition Magic (which I assume does support FAT32)?

>Cheers,

>Daz

 
 
 

partitions and fat32

Post by John Thomps » Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:00:00



How is presizer with non-FAT filesystems these days?  I used an
early version of presizer many years ago when I installed OS/2.
It shrank my FAT16 partition just fine, and I was able to create
and install OS/2 to HPFS in the free space presizer made.  But
once HPFS was on the drive, presizer refused to work any more,
and I went to Partition Magic instead.  Does the latest version
of presizer support ext2 or HPFS (or even NTFS or FAT32, god
forbid)?

>freeware download.com
>presizer


>> Hi,

>> I have Win98 with 2 FAT32 partitions. I want to create a new partition to
>> install Linux on.
>> I have fips and Partition Magic v2 (which apparently doesn't support FAT32).
>> Is there any way of creating the partition without having to buy the latest
>> version of Partition Magic (which I assume does support FAT32)?


 
 
 

partitions and fat32

Post by Mark » Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I bought partion magic v3 and I think I waisted 60 bucks.
I recomend ranish's Partion Manager. Download it free from:
http://www.users.intercom.com/~ranish/part/
Then read all of the docs accompanied with it and whatever
is on the web site.  That should help.  I shrank my partition
succesfuly with it and it was easy.  Just remeber to defrag 1st.
                                       Mark


> Hi,

> I have Win98 with 2 FAT32 partitions. I want to create a new partition to
> install Linux on.
> I have fips and Partition Magic v2 (which apparently doesn't support FAT32).
> Is there any way of creating the partition without having to buy the latest
> version of Partition Magic (which I assume does support FAT32)?

> Cheers,

> Daz

 
 
 

partitions and fat32

Post by Valentin » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I stayed up all night for this!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
 
 
 

1. FAT32 and Linux 2.0.35: mounting the FAT32 partition

Hello,

I have just reinstalled win95 on a FAT32 partition and
upgraded my kernel to 2.0.35 so that (hopefully) I will
be able to see my dos partiton even though it uses FAT32
(aka "enable lrge disk support").

I have the following /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hda5               /                       ext2    defaults        1 1
/dev/hda8               /home                   ext2    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda6               /usr/local              ext2    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda7               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             ext2    noauto          0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,ro       0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0

... and my dos partiton is on /dev/hda1 and is supposed to be mounted under the /msdos directory
which is already there (I created it through RedHat's Disk Druid (aka "fdisk with GUI") when I was
installing up Linux).

Here's the output of df:


Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda5             599043  524089    44010     92%   /
/dev/hda8              50717    8856    39242     18%   /home
/dev/hda6             247871   35465   199606     15%   /usr/local

The fat32 filesystem does not show (the /msdos directory doesin't either).
/msdos should be mounted on (? /dev/hda9) and should get mounted at boot time?

Any suggestions?

TIA,

Neil Zanella

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