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Author Topic: Accessing FAT32 partitions  (Read 1717 times)

sullysat

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Accessing FAT32 partitions
« on: May 14, 2008, 08:52:51 am »

Hey folks,

I just installed VL 5,8 SOHO on my Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop in a dual boot configuration with WinXP.

I left a 20GB FAT32 partition that I'd like to use to share data files between the two systems in preparation for migrating my business from MS to Linux, preferably using Vector.

However, I can't figure out how to view/mount/access this partition.  Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
Sully
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toothandnail

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Re: Accessing FAT32 partitions
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 09:22:24 am »

The easiest option is to use VasmCC. Select Filesystems > Mount partitions > Add partition. Once you've selected where to add the partition, you can also use the 'mount all partitions in fstab' to mount the partition so you can access it without having to restart the system.

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bigpaws

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Re: Accessing FAT32 partitions
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 12:43:33 pm »

There is no VASMCC in 5.8 SOHO.

Add this line fix accordingly as far as mount points.

/dev/hda2 /media/wind vfat umask=000 0 0

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Re: Accessing FAT32 partitions
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 02:06:28 pm »

There is no VASMCC in 5.8 SOHO

Fortunately, good ol' vasm can still be used  ;D
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Re: Accessing FAT32 partitions
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 02:07:48 pm »

Quote from: toothandnail
The easiest option is to use VasmCC. Select Filesystems > Mount partitions > Add partition.
Quote from: bigpaws
There is no VASMCC in 5.8 SOHO.
But it works the same in "normal" vasm, except that you have to switch to root first with "SUPER". Or open Vasm as root.
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sullysat

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Re: Accessing FAT32 partitions
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 07:08:49 pm »

Thanks for the help folks!  I knew it was something simple, I just couldn't find what I was looking for.  This is my first experience with SOHO and I don't have much KDE experience either since most of the systems I've loaded so far have been too low end to run  either.

Now I just need to sort out how to save the wireless settings so I don't have to keep doing that and I'll be ready to actually USE it.

Off to the HowTo's I go...

Thanks!
Sully
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