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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
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!!!
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...
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 ..
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- Jul 2007
after editing fstab and adding
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/backup ntfs ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
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!