[lug] DOS Support?

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 25 14:52:21 MDT 2002

Your kernel probably already supports it (if it's stock Red Hat).  As 
root, try 'mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos' where /dev/hda1 is the 
FAT32 partition and /mnt/dos is an existing mount point.

If you don't have the proper kernel modules, you'll get an 
"unsupported"-type error, in which case you'll need to compile the fat 
and vfat modules via 'cd /usr/src/linux;make menuconfig ...'

Fred Robinson wrote:
> I want to be able to access my Windows DOS partition (FAT32) from Red Hat
> 7.2.  Can someone walk me through adding DOS support such that I can mount
> the DOS partitions on my dual boot machine?
> It's been a while, but if I recall you have to install an RPC for it and
> replace the kernel.
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