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keyman2kk
I'm having some trouble mounting my Windows partition. I created a directory /mnt/winxp and used the mount command, mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/winxp. After entering it I get the message; “mount: /dev/hda2 already mounted or /mnt/winxp busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda2 is mounted on /boot”.
If I enter the following:
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/winxp, it mounts the Boot directory.

I also created the following line in FSTAB:
/dev/hda2 mnt/winxp vfat umask=0, quiet 0 0

Does anyone know the missing piece to this puzzle? Ironically I had it mounted previously but can't remember the solution. The desire is to have it automatically mounted with full read/write access by any user.

Thanks for any help.
michaelk
hda2 is not your windows partition. It appears from what you have posted hda2 is your linux /boot partition. Assuming a typical windows install it would probably be hda1.

In a console window log in as root and type the following command
fdisk -l /dev/hda (that is a small L)

If you do not understand what is displayed then post the results.
veris2040
I found that it's easier to install Windows Xp first. Just allocate the amount of hd space for windows and then leave the rest blank (for the Linux partition). This way windows can still boot up as the C: drive.
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