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AFIK, RHEL has built-in support for FAT32. So, I formatted additional partition on the disk with FAT32 and now I want to open it in RHEL 5.8. How can I do this? I don't see this partition in Computer or File Browser programs.

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You could check with e.g. cfdisk from the command line on which device your partition resides. Then try to manually mount it to see if it works (e.g. using mount /dev/sdXX /directory/to/mount/it as root). If that works, you can add it to the /etc/fstab file to be found automatically next time. Place an additional line into that file which looks like

/dev/sdg1 /mnt/fatdisk     vfat    rw,user,iocharset=iso8859-1     0       0

where /dev/sdg1 should be replaced by the device you figured out with cfdisk, /mnt/fatdisk by the directory to mount it to, and everything else should be OK.

For reference: I opened /dev directory, and found sda, sda1, sda2, sda3 files. Starting from sda, I executed:

[root@localhost alex]# mkdir /mnt/fat32
[root@localhost alex]# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/fat32
[root@localhost alex]# cd /mnt/fat32
[root@localhost fat32]# ls
... files I expect to see ...

Thanks to Izzy for the answer.

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"cfdisk: command not found" What package should I install to execute this command? – 0123456789 Jul 5 '12 at 5:37
BTW, some articles suffesr to use Hardware Browser for this. But I cannot find this program in the menu. Another suggestion, to install hwbrowser, doesn't work as well: No package hwbrowser available. – 0123456789 Jul 5 '12 at 5:56
on Redhat, cfdisk should be in the package, hm, cfdisk ;) – Izzy Jul 5 '12 at 6:06
yum output: "Unable to read consumer identity; Setting up Install Process; No package cfdisk available." I am using evaluation version, maybe this is the reason update doesn't work? – 0123456789 Jul 5 '12 at 6:12
Don't know, I'm not running Redhat. I just checked with RPMSeek -- RPMFind also reports this package. Maybe it is in some repository you have not enabled -- in that case, you can try one of the mentioned links to download the appropriate package and install it manually with rpm -ivh cfdisk*.rpm – Izzy Jul 5 '12 at 11:30

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