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Posted on 1998-05-30
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I tried mounting the hda1 my primary dos drive occupied by Win95. I used both commands (mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt and mount -t msdos -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt )but it didn't worked. I keep getting a bad bread vfat error. Installed redhat through cdrom and it was fine and tried cabaret and setup tools and my drive shows(unknown type). My system is running with a fat 32 table. I suspect that is part of my problem. Is there a way to access a HD even when its fat32? Are there other linux OS (debian or slackware)that supports this ? I looking for a solution other than repartitioning my HD and converting it.
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At least with Slackware, when you first install, you can use the fat32.i image to create a boot disk (instead of the bare.i or whichever boot image you would normally use).  I'm not sure how RedHat does it, but if it makes bootdisks in a similar way, look for a fat32 one.  Then when you install, it'll set up the fat32 support.
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If you want to try modifying your existing installation rather than reinstalling, try one of the unofficial fat32 patches at http://www.linuxhq.com/patch/20-p0245.html
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