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What if any, DOS formats does Linux recognize?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by G22-Joe, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. G22-Joe

    G22-Joe I C Red People

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    Nov 11, 2004
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    I am curious as to what, if any, DOS format does Linux recognize? I did a search on GT and could not find this information, so sorry if it was already covered.

    I am thinking of installing Fedora Core 3 on my computer. I was running SuSE 9.0, until an NVidia load killed it, same happened for Fedora Core 1.

    I want to get back into Linux, now that I have more time. I am currently going to re-format my Primary drive, as it booted several OSs. I will still need to run XP, as I have way to many games and other programs that I enjoy playing.

    So I will be dual-booting my Primary, and keep my Secondary as is. It is formatted in FAT32, and I do not think Linux recognizes it as such. Will Fedora Core 3, or anther Newbie distro recognize FAT32, or even NFTS?

    Thanks in advance for all the help.
  2. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    Oct 7, 2002
    Linux can recognize and modify NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, and anything else MS has ever made.

    at the command prompt, log in as root.

    then run "fdisk /dev/hda/"

    you can view your partition types / tables.

    to mount them, you may need NTFS rpm