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Hey everyone I'm totally new to Linux, and am setting up a dual boot with XP. I have linux installed and windows installed and both boot just fine. The problem ...
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    New Install Hardive Issue


    Hey everyone I'm totally new to Linux, and am setting up a dual boot with XP.

    I have linux installed and windows installed and both boot just fine. The problem is Linux can't seem to see one drive partition.

    When I partioned the drive(160Gb drive), I partioned:
    30GB NTFS For windows
    30GB Fat32 for Linux
    98GB FAT32 for shared data
    2 GB swap file

    When I boot up into Windows, I can see both the NTFS and the Shared partition and write to both just fine.

    However, in Linux I either can't see or cannot find the shared partition. I managed to find the NTFS partition, but I cannot find the shared FAT32 partition.

    I'm not sure if I set everythign up right when I installed linux, I simply chose the ordinary "FAT32" choice when I made the shared drve.

    Is there somethign I have to do to make the shared partition visible, or is it possible that it is here and I just don't see it?

    I'm really new to linux, so please be very detailed in your replies.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Can you post the contents of the file '/etc/fstab'?

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    Contents of fstab

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/hda1 /media/hda1 ntfs defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda7 /share vfat defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0


    I'll try looking over the links in th eother post as well.

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    Got it!

    I think I got everything mounted, that link really helped. I can see both the NTSF and FAT32 partition now, and access their files.

    My FSTAB file looks like this now:

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/hda1 /windows ntfs nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0
    /dev/hda7 /share vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=000 0 0
    /dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/hdd /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0


    Is this correct to have Read/Write access to the partitions?

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