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Thread: [SOLVED] can't "see" my fat32 partition

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    [SOLVED] can't "see" my fat32 partition

    I have just done a clean install of Kubuntu 8.10 and my fat32 partition is not viewable. When I go into root-media it isn't there. It does list my NTFS XP partition, but not the fat32 one which holds all my music, pictures, documents etc.

    Any idea how I can get Linux to recognise it, and also how to auto mount it on start up?

    Thanks.

    Oh, I have checked GParted and it is there, but it appears to be on the same partition as the SWAP file. Could this be causing the problem?

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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    Can you please post the result of:
    Code:
    df -h
    and
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda3 25G 2.1G 22G 9% /
    tmpfs 632M 0 632M 0% /lib/init/rw
    varrun 632M 100K 632M 1% /var/run
    varlock 632M 0 632M 0% /var/lock
    udev 632M 2.8M 629M 1% /dev
    tmpfs 632M 0 632M 0% /dev/shm
    lrm 632M 2.0M 630M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-7-generic/volatile
    /dev/sda5 60G 10G 50G 17% /dos
    /dev/sda1 30G 26G 3.5G 89% /media/disk
    I have highlighted the drive in question.

    and:

    neil@Kubuntu:~$ gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

    (gksudo:5528): Gtk-WARNING **: libbonoboui-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    (gksudo:5528): Gtk-WARNING **: libbonoboui-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Which ven to me doesn't look good!!

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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.Godawski View Post
    Can you please post the result of:
    Code:
    df -h
    and
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    on a kde system you use kate instead of gedit i think
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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    For kubuntu:
    Code:
    kdesudo kate /etc/fstab
    Last edited by drs305; December 12th, 2008 at 08:02 PM. Reason: replaced kdesu with kdesudo
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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    Can you navigate in Nautilus, I mean just look for the fstab file manually if it is there at all?
    Perhaps the application gedit caused the problem.

    edit:
    thx .drs305
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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    neil@Kubuntu:~$ kdesu kate /etc/fstab
    bash: kdesu: command not found
    Something would appear to be not quite right....? I did "sudo" in front as well with the same result.

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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    That command looks right. Try it again in a fresh terminal window...

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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    Quote Originally Posted by diablo75 View Post
    That command looks right. Try it again in a fresh terminal window...
    Went one better and restarted, but still has the same problem. Found out that Kwrite was not installed (I thought it would be automatically installed?). So have installed it and still get the same error message:

    kdesu kate /etc/fstab

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    Re: can't "see" my fat32 partition

    What happens if you just type "kate" and nothing else?

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