Multiple Linux Newbie Questions...

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Yay! I finally found a linux package that succesfully booted on my machine! It was Redhat Linux 9.0 but I'm having some minor problems! I've setup a dual boot using Grub. Here's my configuration:

Primary C:\Windows xp <ntfs>
SCSI D:\ mp3 <fat32>
SCSI E:\ Linux <ext3>

Linux runs fine but I can't access the C: and D: hdd's! When I type /mnt it shows only cdrom and floppy. I want to access the my mp3 files so much in Linux. All Hdd's are listed on the devices on the linux control panel. Can you helpme with these?

And also I can't play Audio cd and mp3 files on linux even though my sound card runs fine. And if I would like to reinstall linux in my system, how could I remove linux from E:? Should I use partition magic to remove the partition?

By the way I'm using the KDE desktop right now! thanks in advance! ^_^
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Try this, but it's read only.
(For the ntfs partition)
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/


As for fat32;

Make a new directory in /mnt and name it as you like, for example I use the next:

/mnt/win

Now add the next line to the file fstab (NOT AT TOP):

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat owner 0 0

I believe that your windows fs is in hda1 and yor kernel support vfat file system, if it does not, you will have to fix it compiling the kernel.

You can use a lot of options like the flag owner, for example, if you use

noauto,user

This windows fs will not be mounted each time you start your linux box, It means you will have to mount it using mount

mount /mnt/win

will work if you have changed your fstab. How ever, you can mount it with NO fstab modification using:

mount -t vfat /dev/hda /mnt/win

see "man fstab" and "man mount" for more information.
Cheers.
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what's the fstab? does it pop up when right click it?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

man fstab
from the command line interface.
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if you don't understand any of what Daemonguy said you could create another partition and make a fat32 partition RedHat will see that.

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