Feisty will not recognize Fat32 WinXp. How do I get it to do that.

Asked by jhmac

My old Ubuntu 6.06 will recognize Windows XP fat 32. but Feisty will not. How do I get it to recognize Fat32 drive and mount it and open it up in Feisty like I did 6.06?

fstab apparently has nothing to do with this. I could not find my fat32 drive in Ubuntu 6.06. fstab.

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Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said :
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Please post the output of

sudo fdisk /device/name -l

the "-l" is an little L ;)

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jhmac (jhmac) said :
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I am a newbie and understand very, very little about how to make changes via the terminal.

I guess you don't understand my question. I need to be able to read and copy files from the Windows XP drive into Ubuntu. The drive is not listed on my "computer". I cannot find it anywhere including fstab.

I tried what you told me to do and nothing happened.

Thanks anyway
Jim

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said :
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Just "sudo fdisk -l" would do (without the ").
We know nothing about your computer, therefore we need you to use these commands to give us enough information so that we may help you.

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said :
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By the way, it doesn't make any sense to have two questions on the same subject and it is considered very rude for the volunteers that are running this service. Either close 8449 or this one.

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jhmac (jhmac) said :
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What information do you want? I could give you tons of information and if you told me to do ntfs instead of fat32 I could not use the information.

This make no sense.

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Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said :
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We just need the output of

sudo fdisk -l

then we'll see ;)

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jhmac (jhmac) said :
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Nothing happened as indicated before.

Thanks,
Jim

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Dennis Dirdjaja (dcd-ditsch) said :
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Could you just please paste the output of »sudo fdisk -l«? This command will show us which harddisks and partitions are available on your system. With this information, we can help you solving your problem.

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jhmac (jhmac) said :
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There was no output!!!

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Best jhmac (jhmac) said :
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There was no output!!!