Solved

Linux Beginner question (Fedora Core 2)...

Posted on 2006-06-29
9
467 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
hi, during the installation, i can see that my data partition (FAT32) is hda5, but i'm not sure what it mean and i do nothing on it (i assume it is readable by fedora). but when i am running the fedora, i can't find the drive...
so do i need to reinstall the OS again and mount the hda5 to read the data inside it? or how do i make the partition readable by linux?

i'm running dual OS currently, if i mount the hda5 to linux, can it still be access by windows?

i am new to linux, and i have just installed the os about 8 hours ago (midnight)... so plz help me!

tks in advanced!
0
Comment
Question by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:Harisha M G
Harisha M G earned 250 total points
ID: 17014965
Hi, hda5 is the name given to the partition

Read this:
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/mounting.html
and this:
http://www.techonthenet.com/linux/mount.php



---
Harish
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17015004
does that mean that all i need to do is type this in my shell:

mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt          ??
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 17015012
Yes.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17015021
try later, will close this question tomorrow ;-)
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 17015025
OK.. Good luck with your Linux exploration :)
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17015047
>>Good luck with your Linux exploration :)

tks ;-)
but i feel that its a bit tougher than what i have expected... especially with all these mount thing, shell-script...
btw, can you go take a look at my other question about usb drive?
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_21904312.html ;-)
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 17015062
Sorry.. I don't know anything about pen drives :(
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:InNoCenT_Ch1ld
ID: 17015070
nevermind then ;-)
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 250 total points
ID: 17016394
No, don't use

mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt

/mnt mount is the root of the mount folder, and you should never mount something directly into that. First check if there is a /mnt/hda5 folder, and if not, create that folder first. Then do

mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5

And that would mount your partition into the correct folder. If you want it to be mounted automatically or often, you should also add this to your /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hda5    /mnt/hda5    vfat    auto,defaults    0  0

or

/dev/hda5    /mnt/hda5    vfat    noauto,defaults    0  0

0

Featured Post

Containers and Docker for Everyone

Containers are an incredibly powerful technology that can provide you and/or your engineering team with huge productivity gains. Using containers, you can deploy, back up, replicate, and move apps and their dependencies quickly and easily.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
In my business, I use the LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Linux. My workstations do real work, and so I rarely have the patience to deal with silly problems caused by an upgraded kernel that had experimental software on it to begin with from a r…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question