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Hi.. I managed to install my used 120GB maxtor drive. It has 2 partitions .. a 60Gb in NTFS and a 60 GB in FAT32 .. I am trying to ...
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- 09-10-2006 #1
Installed new harddisk but can't mount it?
I managed to install my used 120GB maxtor drive. It has 2 partitions .. a 60Gb in NTFS and a 60 GB in FAT32 .. I am trying to mount the FAT32 partition but evertime I run mount it's asking to specifiy the file type??
Any help.. Ideas??
Here is my /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sdb1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/sdb5 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/pretec auto noauto,user 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0 /dev/sdd1 /mnt/card auto rw,noauto,user 0 0 /dev/hdc2 /mnt/backups auto rw,noauto,user 0 0
home:/home/devil# mount /dev/hdc2 /mnt/backups mount: you must specify the filesystem type
- 09-10-2006 #2
mount -t vfat /dev/hdc2 /mnt/backups
use ntfs instead vfat to mount ntfs partition
- 09-10-2006 #3Originally Posted by jan1024188
Tried that still didn't work ..
I tried mounting the NTFS partiton and it worked fine,, but I can't seem to be able of mounting the FAT32 ..
Now another problem .. after trying to mount them on debian Win XP doen't see the hardisk anymore!!!
- 09-10-2006 #4
- 09-10-2006 #5
Thanx man ...
Here was the problem ..
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdc1 * 1 7473 60026841 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hdc2 7474 14946 60026872+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hdc5 7474 14946 60026841 b W95 FAT32
I just assumed since the first partiton was on hdc1 the second will be on hdc2!!
Now it's working and I can mount it ..
Another question though .. How could I have it to automount.. i.e be mount and on all the time starting from boot...
- 09-10-2006 #6
make two directories
let we say one /media/fat and another /media/ntfs
add this two lines o your /etc/fstab
/dev/hdc1 /media/ntfs ntfs ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0 /dev/hdc5 /media/fat vfat rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0
- 09-10-2006 #7Originally Posted by jan1024188
Worked like a charm ..
- 09-10-2006 #8
- 07-05-2007 #9
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- Jul 2007
after editing fstab and adding
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/backup ntfs ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
- 07-06-2007 #10
In Fedora 7 I use "ntfs-3g and ntfs-config" for read/write access of my NTFS partitions and devices. I have two directories in /mnt> fat32 and ntfs on my laptop dual booting Fedora 7/Vista. The Fedora Core 6 and Windows XP setup on separate drives has the XP ntfs disk mounted in /media/ntfs.
EDIT: well I guess this thread is a bit old!