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Cannot see win98 partition/files from RHat 7.1 apps.

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I've just added RH 7.1 to Win98 on a 60Gb drive.

It had a 20Gb Win98 partition and the rest was unallocated.
Disk Druid could not use any of this area above 20Gb for the boot partition (>1024 cylinder boot limit) but Red Hat Fdisk could. I used Fdisk to create the 3 new partitions mentioned in the install book and then resumed installation.
LILO is in the MBR and the dual boot works OK.

Only problem is that I can't see the win98 drive/files from Linux.
How do I partition it properly?  I have clones of my original win98 drive so can redo it till I get it right!

regards, Andy.
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You say the dual boot with LILO works ok, i.e from the boot prompt
you can either start Linux or Win98, right ?
So there is no more partitioning to do there.
If you want to be able to access your Win98 files when you work in
Linux then you'd just have to mount the Windows partitiion to your Linux
filesystem:
Create a mount point, for instance 'mkdir /c'
In /etc/fstab add a line:
   /dev/hda1   /c   vfat   defaults,ro  0 0          
Mount your partition:
   mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /c
Then you should be able to read the files on your Windows partition.
If you'd also like to have write access to them, leave the 'ro' away in
/etc/fstab.
Because of your fstab file you don't have to mount files again next time when you reboot into Linux.  
   
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by:andyross
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Thanks Xberry
You answer was basically what I had tried from the 'getting started guide' but your version was in the correct order & easy to follow.  Who write these ****** manuals ???
Have 200 points.  Andy.
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You're right, documentation is the weak area in LINUX as it seams & easy to follow 'guides', for starters are still rare. Also, 'ex Windows users' (like me : ) seem to be used to a different way of thinking, other than people who grew up at the 'nix console.
I recommend to do a log of all changes that you make in your Linux system & to file all your 'successful steps'. It may be useful in case of emergency or simply a good reference for helping other Linux starters.  
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Will do.
regards   Andy
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