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Re: mounting W95 partitions

On Tue, 29 Dec 1998, Ted Llewellyn wrote:

>   I need to mount my Windows 95 partitions from the Debian 2.0 setup.  I
> keep getting errors that say I am trying to mount an extended partition.
> Well, guess what?  That's exactly what I'm trying to do!  Just what is
> Linux's syntax for these DOS extended partitions that Windows puts all
> those drive letters on?  I've tried /dev/hda1 and so on, and I've tried
> combinations from /dev, but nothing works.  What's the secret password?
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mount -t vfat /dev/YOURW95PARTITIONHERE 
should do it.... However, if you don't have vfat support in your kernel
(you should though), then recompile the kernel. Be sure to say 'yes' to
native language support. Then an option will come up asking about vfat
support, say 'yes' there also. Oh... make sure you're trying the proper
partition too.

Hope this helps!

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