How to i access fat partition from Red Hat Linux 9
any spl app for that?
First you need to know what Linux calls the fat partition - type:
Change "hda" depending on if you are accessing an IDE drive that is a slave or on the 2nd IDE controller, or if you are running SCSI it's sd[SCSI ID number]...
At the prompt type "p" and press enter - this lists your partition table for the entire drive. Find the one marked with FAT, could be vfat, fat16 or fat32. Note the partition, and type "q" to quit fdisk.
Now make a directory to mount that partition to:
mkdir /mnt/[whatever you want to call it]
mount -t vfat /dev/hda[partition number] /mnt/[whatever you called it]
If that was successful, you should be able to move into:
cd /mnt/[whatever you called it]
and ls should show the files in the fat partition.
NOTE: use vfat rather then fat16 or 32 because it handles both file systems.