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October 29, 2004 12:56:37 PM

I have a fat32 data drive to share between my XP and FC2.
I can't seem to mount it. It is not under /mnt.

dmesg:

ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdc: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
hdd: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: max request size: 128KiB
hdc: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1818KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hdc: hdc1 hdc2 hdc3
hdd: max request size: 128KiB
hdd: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1818KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hdd: hdd1
hda: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdb: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM CD-R/RW CD-MRW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide

I then enter:
# mount -t fat32 /dev/hdd /mnt/Data

and get:
mount: mount point /mnt/Data does not exist

Do I need to set a mount point first ?

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October 29, 2004 1:07:23 PM

OK...... found out about the mount pint after another search (thanks silverpig)

first:
mkdir /mnt/Data

THEN:
# mount -t fat32 /dev/hdd /mnt/Data

But now:
mount: fs type fat32 not supported by kernel

I will keep search on this one, but can someone tell me how to fix this one up ?

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October 29, 2004 3:16:09 PM

First I think you have to change it to /dev/hdd1

Second, go into your kernel and compile a fat32 module

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

Look in the filesystems section. Find fat32 support and make it a module.

<M> fat32 support

(It might be listed as vfat though)

exit the menuconfig

make clean modules modules_install

modprobe vfat (might be fat32... I think the module is called vfat though)

then try your mount command.

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October 29, 2004 3:47:01 PM

I reformatted the drive to be sure it was OK. Then I ran dmesg again and got this:

hdd: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1818KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hdd: hdd1 < hdd5 >

Then I did this:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdd5 /mnt/Data (NOT hdd like last time)

and it worked..... now I am off to find out how to automount it.

This time around I am getting MUCH farther with Linux. If I can just get my SB Audigy to work I will keep Linux on my system for good.

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October 29, 2004 5:38:25 PM

Sometimes I get so into this that I forget to thank those that help....

Thanks ! :o )

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October 29, 2004 6:58:16 PM

OK.... I am so close to having my system working I can taste it !

This is from dmesg:

ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdc: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
hdd: MAXTOR 6L040J2, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: max request size: 128KiB
hdc: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1818KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hdc: hdc1 hdc2 hdc3
hdd: max request size: 128KiB
hdd: 78177792 sectors (40027 MB) w/1818KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
hdd: hdd1 < hdd5 >

I can mount the drive with:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdd5 /mnt/Data

but I can't seem to mount it on boot through fstab.

-N-

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October 29, 2004 10:39:32 PM

Your fstab entry should be:

/dev/hdd5 /mnt/Data vfat defaults,umask=0000 0 0

What do you have for it so far?

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October 29, 2004 11:21:18 PM

Thanks boss, that did the trick.

I now have my system setup under linux FC2 and EVERYTHING works !!!!!

Can you give me any tips on the gDesklets stuff ?

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October 29, 2004 11:57:58 PM

Um, I guess just the best way to go is to use one of the themes... either the psi or the other one... can't remember the name. Install all the sensors first, then double click the displays to get them to show up. Middle click + hold moves them.

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