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Hi! i just want to make a question...because i ve melt on pc trying to find it and i didnt manage!!! i have 2 operating systems, Windows XP and Linux ...
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    hello everyone!


    Hi! i just want to make a question...because i ve melt on pc trying to find it and i didnt manage!!!
    i have 2 operating systems, Windows XP and Linux Red Hat.
    And i created a Fat32 partition so i can transport files between the 2 operating systems.
    How can I see the files in this partition from the Linux enviroment???
    which is the root to go?
    Thanks all and have a nice day!

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    use this step by step procedure:

    1.> Find the name of your windows partition
    2.> Create a folder in /mnt for your windows partition
    3.> Open the terminal and if your not already root do:
    Code:
    su root
    4.> Now do this in the terminal
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    mount /dev/YourPartitionName/ mnt/YourFolderName
    5.> Open your folder and your windows files should now be there

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    Just wanted to add a little something. You probably need to add the filesystem type to the mount command.

    Code:
    mount -t ntfs /dev/YourPartitionName/ mnt/YourFolderName
    [ [ SykkN alloc ] initWithThePowerTo: destroyYouAll ];
    /* Don\'t make me use it! */

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    Quote Originally Posted by sykkn
    Just wanted to add a little something. You probably need to add the filesystem type to the mount command.

    Code:
    mount -t ntfs /dev/YourPartitionName/ mnt/YourFolderName
    Do take into account that the partition type is FAT32

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICeMaN
    Do take into account that the partition type is FAT32
    oops. Good catch ICeMaN. Change the "-t ntfs" to "-t vfat".
    [ [ SykkN alloc ] initWithThePowerTo: destroyYouAll ];
    /* Don\'t make me use it! */

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    whil we are on the topic i want to ask a question. Does Redhat Linux 8.0 have ntfs read/write support?

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    I don't think so, but you shouldn't try to use it as it could kill the whole NTFS partition...

    Kriss

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    would this still happen if i was only reading from the partition?

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    No. Only writing to it is dangerous.

    kriss

    edit: spelling

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    Another solution to the problem, the solution i use, is the one that edits the fstab file.So, if you want linux automaticaly mount the fat32 partition when it starts, open the fstab file and add a line with
    Code:
    /dev/YourPartition    /YourPath/YourFolderName   vfat   defaults  1 1

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