Gparted and mounting

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Thu Jan 7 20:38:22 UTC 2010

Shannon McMackin wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Kim Briggs wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>>> Â  Â  Â  Â I had to make an extended partition on a 650 GB HD and that
>>>> went fine. But then I made a 20 GB partition and it is a FAT32
>>>> file system. I then formated to FAT32. Alas Gparted shows the
>>>> partition correct but it is not mounted.
>>>> Â  Â  Â  Â Never had this problem before. Looked at gparted help and
>>>> found what should be there but it is not.
>>>> Â  Â  Â  Â Guess I could change it to a ext3 partition and see if that
>>>> mounts. But I do need at least a FAT32 file system for windowsXP.
>>>> ...
>>> Hi Karl,
>>> I don't "do" the terminal with /etc/fstab myself.  Have you tried
>>> using pysdm, the Python Storage Device Manager?
>>> Works for me,
>> 	Lots worse than that! I didn't know what mounted means! Since 
>> I wrote that I learned more and consider you have 10 versions 
>> of Ubuntu on your HD, and you look at it with Gparted.
>> 	After doing this I discovered that the ONLY mounted partition 
>> is the one I am using. The other 9 versions are not mounted. 
>> So if you see a partition unmounted it is
>> 	So off I go with new information I didn't have yesterday.
>> 73 Karl
> FYI, there is a free ext3 driver for Windows that will allow you to read 
> ext3 partitions.  This means you can create ext3 partitions for you 
> shared file storage space between windows and linux.  Just google on 
> ext3 for windows...

	No, if your as stupid as I am...I dd the wanted windows stuff 
to my portable 160GB HD. Then it didn't work right, and on 
Linux to my horror it appears as TWO outputs from my USB port!

	Now to fix the 160GB HD as one device again and I will use $ 
sudo cp -a * /media/disk/nita-stuff/ to get the right files on 
a ext3 file which I can then offload to my wifes windows.

	My wife has Ubuntu 9.04 on her computer but does not like it. 
She is 78 years old and hard to train!

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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