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    FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    Hello there,

    I've been using Mac OSX10.4 intel iMac. I could successfully install both Mac OSX 10.4 and Ubuntu to intel iMac referring forum; Dual boot. In addition I made a FAT 32 partition for trying to use both Mac OSX 10.4 and Ubuntu mode. So far, dual booting and hard disk drive works well. However
    I have a problem for the following.

    I can see the HDD drive icon on Mac OSX 10.4 mode but I can't see HDD on Ubuntu mode. I created FAT32 partition under /windows mount point. I can see the FAT32 partition if I go to disk utility on Ubuntu's "mount point" and click the hyper linked "/windows".

    (The fact is that I created two FAT32 partitions on HDD drive and one is under /windows and the other is
    /dos because I couldn't create partition under the same mount point. )


    Is there any way to move HDD icon to Desktop or other area so that I could access more easily.

    The reason why I make FAT32 partition is that I have many photos burned CDs both readable Macintosh OSX and WIndows OS. But I couldn't move the data burned to CDs to Ubuntu.

    However, I could copy from Cds to FAT32 partitioning area on Mac OSX 10.4 and it is also possible to readable from Ubuntu as well....

    Thanks for your kind help.


    Platyiwings,
    Last edited by platyiwings; July 14th, 2011 at 03:28 PM.

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by platyiwings View Post
    (The fact is that I created two FAT32 partitions on HDD drive and one is under /windows and the other is
    /dos because I couldn't create partition under the same mount point. )


    Is there any way to move HDD icon to Desktop or other area so that I could access more easily.
    I'm sorry to say that I don't really understand what you are meaning by the first paragraph quoted above, unless it is the mounpoints of the partitions you have set in /etc/fstab If so, you need to ensure that the two folders for mountpoints already exist in your filesystem, and if not make them with
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /windows /dos
    The second paragraph is perhaps more easy to deal with by using gconf-editor, but before going too deep into things, can you explain a bit more about what you are trying to do, and exactly how you are trying to do it. Are these partitions mounted already, or is that the main problem? The command
    Code:
    mount
    will show you what is mounted at any time, so can you show the output of that now, please.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; July 14th, 2011 at 05:01 PM.
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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I'm sorry to say that I don't really understand what you are meaning by the first paragraph quoted above, unless it is the mounpoints of the partitions you have set in /etc/fstab If so, you need to ensure that the two folders for mountpoints already exist in your filesystem, and if not make them with
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /windows /dos


    Thank you very much for the note. I'm sorry to make you confusing about my explanations. Under the current condition, all systems works well by using boot chooser. Also two partitions that I made are fine. The both FAT32 partitions are recognised, formatted and mounted as Linux partition.

    When I create the second FAT partition while I was installing under same "/windows"
    mountpoint with the first FAT32 partition. Then, I created under "/dos" but both partition are working without problem.

    The only thing that I wanted to do is that I would like to access both partitioned areas from desktop not going to "Harddisk utilities" and clicking hyper linked words.


    The second paragraph is perhaps more easy to deal with by using gconf-editor, but before going too deep into things, can you explain a bit more about what you are trying to do, and exactly how you are trying to do it. Are these partitions mounted already, or is that the main problem? The command
    Code:
    mount
    will show you what is mounted at any time, so can you show the output of that now, please.
    mount command says:

    /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/sda4 on /dos type vfat (rw,utf8,umask=007,gid=46)
    /dev/sda6 on /windows type vfat (rw,utf8,umask=007,gid=46)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/kagechio/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=xxxxxxx )


    thank you for your help. to be continued...

    Just few minutes ago...

    I changed format type from FAT32 to Mac OS journaling then I came across the fatal error for booting from Linux.
    I will be back after reinstall Ubuntu again.
    Last edited by platyiwings; July 15th, 2011 at 01:07 AM.

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by platyiwings View Post




    Thank you very much for the note. I'm sorry to make you confusing about my explanations. Under the current condition, all systems works well by using boot chooser. Also two partitions that I made are fine. The both FAT32 partitions are recognised, formatted and mounted as Linux partition.

    When I create the second FAT partition while I was installing under same "/windows"
    mountpoint with the first FAT32 partition. Then, I created under "/dos" but both partition are working without problem.

    The only thing that I wanted to do is that I would like to access both partitioned areas from desktop not going to "Harddisk utilities" and clicking hyper linked words.



    mount command says:

    /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/sda4 on /dos type vfat (rw,utf8,umask=007,gid=46)
    /dev/sda6 on /windows type vfat (rw,utf8,umask=007,gid=46)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/kagechio/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=xxxxxxx )


    thank you for your help. to be continued...

    Just few minutes ago...

    I changed format type from FAT32 to Mac OS journaling then I came across the fatal error for booting from Linux.
    I will be back after reinstall Ubuntu again.
    The following links are useful explanation regarding dual booting from Mac OSX.

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/MacOSX





    I tried to reinstall Ubuntu several times since then added partitioning FAT32 as mountpoint "/dos" to intel iMac and I found a file folder named "dos" under "File System" . It was the partition of FAT32. However I have deleted the partition and reinstalled Ubuntu without additional partition for dual boot because It may be easier way for beginner.


    It works fine so far.... what I wanted to do is... I will post it making new thread. oops.. I missed how to make a new thread...


    If someone knows that how to transfer the data backed up CDs while I was using Mac OSX 10.4. I burned data; photos and .AVI formatted file to CDs. (DVD-R/CD-R) All data is wholly-owned my personal property and I made them for readable on windows OS and Mac OS.

    The issue is that Ubuntu system tells me that there's no permission to copying to anyplace on Ubuntu...

    Thanks for taking your time.


    Sincerely yours,
    Last edited by platyiwings; July 15th, 2011 at 09:27 AM. Reason: can't find create new thread

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    [QUOTE=platyiwings;11049395]The following links are useful explanation regarding dual booting from Mac OSX.

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/MacOSX





    I tried to reinstall Ubuntu several times since then added partitioning FAT32 as mountpoint "/dos" to intel iMac and I found a file folder named "dos" under "File System" . It was the partition of FAT32. However I have deleted the partition and reinstalled Ubuntu without additional partition for dual boot because It may be easier way for beginner.


    It works fine so far.... what I wanted to do is... I will post it making new thread. oops.. I missed how to make a new thread...


    If someone knows that how to transfer the data backed up CDs while I was using Mac OSX 10.4. I burned data; photos and .AVI formatted file to CDs. (DVD-R/CD-R) All data is wholly-owned my personal property and I made them for readable on windows OS and Mac OS.

    The issue is that Ubuntu system tells me that there's no permission to copying to anyplace on Ubuntu...

    Thanks for taking your time.


    Sincerely yours,
    Last edited by platyiwings; July 15th, 2011 at 11:05 AM.

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    I have no idea how you get icons for drives on your desktop, nor even if it is possible if you are using unity in 11.04, but for classic gnome, open gconf-editor ->apps ->nautilus->desktop and select the volumes_visible at the bottom of the list. Any mounted partitions will now show as icons on the desktop.
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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    [QUOTE=platyiwings;11049809]
    Quote Originally Posted by platyiwings View Post
    The following links are useful explanation regarding dual booting from Mac OSX.

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/DualBoot/MacOSX





    I tried to reinstall Ubuntu several times since then added partitioning FAT32 as mountpoint "/dos" to intel iMac and I found a file folder named "dos" under "File System" . It was the partition of FAT32. However I have deleted the partition and reinstalled Ubuntu without additional partition for dual boot because It may be easier way for beginner.


    It works fine so far.... what I wanted to do is... I will post it making new thread. oops.. I missed how to make a new thread...


    If someone knows that how to transfer the data backed up CDs while I was using Mac OSX 10.4. I burned data; photos and .AVI formatted file to CDs. (DVD-R/CD-R) All data is wholly-owned my personal property and I made them for readable on windows OS and Mac OS.

    The issue is that Ubuntu system tells me that there's no permission to copying to anyplace on Ubuntu...

    Thanks for taking your time.


    Sincerely yours,


    To prepare two softwares which we can get from Software Center.

    To make iso image -> data (readable only at this point) -> move the data to certain area at home folder -> unmount data -> delete iso image.


    1. Brasero
    We make iso image from data burned readable only DVD/CD
    (Please don't delete iso image till all data has been copied to linux HDD)

    2. Gmount-iso
    We make data from iso image and move to certain area of home folder. Because unless we move the data, all data is under protection.

    3. Once we moved extracted data to home folder , then we unmount the place to data extracted.
    once we confirm unmount, then we can delete iso image that we created.

    Last edited by platyiwings; July 15th, 2011 at 09:10 PM.

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I have no idea how you get icons for drives on your desktop, nor even if it is possible if you are using unity in 11.04, but for classic gnome, open gconf-editor ->apps ->nautilus->desktop and select the volumes_visible at the bottom of the list. Any mounted partitions will now show as icons on the desktop.



    Thank you very much for the kind instruction. Let me check the gconf-editor and command.
    The problem is I don't know much about computer. I have done dual booting almost without reading
    documents on Ubuntu linked above. I just took a look at documents and increased imagination.
    Let me learn more about Linux command and how Linux partitioning works.

    Special thanks to Mr. ajgreeny




    Sincerely yours,



    Last edited by platyiwings; July 15th, 2011 at 02:02 PM.

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    [QUOTE=platyiwings;11050033][QUOTE=platyiwings;11049809]



    To prepare two softwares which we can get from Software Center.

    To make iso image -> data (readable only at this point) -> move the data to certain area at home folder -> unmount data -> delete iso image.
    We can delete iso image after we move data to home folder. Then we unmount disk by clicking mouse right button.


    1. Brasero
    We make iso image from burned readable only DVD/CD
    (Please don't delete iso image till all data has been copied to linux HDD)

    2. Gmount-iso
    We make data from iso image and move to certain area of home folder. Because unless we move the data, all data is under protection.

    3. Once we moved extracted data to home folder , then we unmount the place to data extracted.
    once we confirm unmount, then we can delete iso image that we created.

    Amendment: we can delete iso image file at anytime and unmount above mentioned procedure.



    Thank you very much for all of everybody's help, support and encouragement posting here and documentations. I appreciate giving me lots of valuable information from the partitioning to FAT32 and documentations. I will keep all information to archive in my memory and I'd like to extract them while I learn about Linux commands and Operating Systems.



    Thx
    Last edited by platyiwings; July 15th, 2011 at 02:18 PM. Reason: amendment information

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    Re: FAT32 partition recognition - Dual Boot

    [QUOTE=platyiwings;11050186][QUOTE=platyiwings;11050033]
    Quote Originally Posted by platyiwings View Post



    To prepare two softwares which we can get from Software Center.

    We can delete iso image after we move data to home folder. Then we unmount disk by clicking mouse right button.


    Amendment: we can delete iso image file at anytime and unmount above mentioned procedure.



    Thank you very much for all of everybody's help, support and encouragement posting here and documentations. I appreciate giving me lots of valuable information from the partitioning to FAT32 and documentations. I will keep all information to archive in my memory and I'd like to extract them while I learn about Linux commands and Operating Systems.



    Thx
    One thing I need to add is that I couldn't recognize the images burned in Mac OS format. It should be better to burn CD with iso image + mac OS format when we make back up to CD on Mac OSX mode.

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