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I would like to mount my fat32 partition onto my linux partition so I can transfer my linux version of netscape 2.0 from windows to linux. My fstab file currently looks like this:
/dev/hda3    /ext2      defaults      1     1
none          /proc   proc defaults    1     1  
and I just added this:
/dev/hda1    /Unknown   defaults      1     1
none          /proc   proc defaults     1    1

incidently, I added "Unknown" cause that's what it says in linux's fdisk. It does not read fat 32 partitions.

so, when I type mount /dev/hda1 linux replies:
fs type Unknown not supported by Kernal.

So any suggestions would be appreciated and please be specific with your anwsers. The more detail, the higher the grade I give you!

By the way, I am using Slackware 3.3 with a 3.2gig harddrive.

Thanks,

Scott


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matpae earned 40 total points
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The syntax is
/dev/hda1 vfat defaults 1 1
It's necessary that you select the win95-filesystem in the kernelkonfiguration. The best as a module

Mathias

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by:ahoffmann
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matpane,
the syntax is
/dev/hda1 /Unknown vfat defaults 1 1
Turok,
don't forget a
  mkdir /Unknown
and check if
  cat /proc/filesystems
lists vfat.

;-)
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by:Turok
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ok...i had to reinstall everything and only when i used the fat32.i bootdisk for my kernel did the linux fs recognize the fat32 partition...now it mounts ok.
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