help: lost my fat32 share partition....

Aroon Pahwa viperstyx at
Wed Sep 13 19:00:16 UTC 2006

On 9/13/06, Eric Hanchrow <offby1 at> wrote:
> >>>>> "Aroon" == Aroon Pahwa <viperstyx at> writes:
>     Aroon> how do i found my fat32 partition (i dont know what it
>     Aroon> would be referred to as in /dev/hda*)
> Become root and run "fdisk /dev/hda", then type "p".  That will list
> your existing partitions.  Your FAT32 partition is likely still where
> it was, undamaged; just note its name (probably /dev/hda1 or
> /dev/hda4), and then "mkdir /share", then add an entry in /etc/fstab
> to mount it.
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oh cool, that sounds pretty easy.  my only question is what is the type of
fat32 file systems?  i dont see an obvious answer in /proc/filesystems or
listed in man mount.  also, any idea for what to enter under options, dump,
and pass?  i dont see a description of what these mean in man fstab....

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