Mounting a Fat32 partition from linux

Mounting a Fat32 partition from linux

Post by Sean McGrat » Thu, 17 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Ok, I've done it, I went and got the 2.0.35 source and compiled it with all the options
to mount a FAT32 partition from linux.  (I actually compiled a kernel, wheeeee!)

Anyways, I compiled them with the VFAT and other ISO ... etc options the guys in
#linux told me to do ... but I can't get my /etc/fstab to work correctly... I get an
error message on boot about /etc/fstab being setup incorrectly, and how the
system will so nicely attempt to KLUDGE something until I get /etc/fstab edited
correctly, but I am not 100% sure of what to include.

Can someone please email me an example or two of their /etc/fstab
file that includes a mount for a Fat32 MSDOS partition?

Or any other hints at what I might being doing wrong?

Obviously /mount /c is just failing and I can't figure it out.

Thanks very much

(I got the Linux bug and have it bad!)

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Mounting a Fat32 partition from linux

Post by Walter Harm » Thu, 17 Sep 1998 04:00:00


the first think you should try is mounting it by hand.
then copy a line from your you fstab edit partition and fs thats it.
check carefull if you have the right names.
        walter

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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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