sata hdd wont mount

Hi there, I’m noob in linux and have recently instaled 10.3 suse on pc suse on 40gb ide drive and have sata drive 500gb, this sata drive is showing in yast in partitioner as dev/sdb and dev/sdb1 where for sdb is writen disk manufacture and for dev/sdb1 is win95 fat32 lba. So suse detected drive with fat32 on it(this disk was external one before in that stupid box with sata/usb converter whitch i just took out and instaled, drive working fine under winxp or hackintosh i had instaled before) i tried to mount dev but cant find it in file system. i 'know that this is very stupid problem, so i hope even it is some one can help me

PS: close the window and shut the gates :slight_smile:

You need to edit /etc/fstab as guided here:

openSUSE: HowTo set disk access permissions for Fat32 (VFAT) on a desktop PC

Using a text editor: First create a directory in a convenient location; e.g. /windows/C. Then open fstab in a superuser text editor with either of these commands in a terminal window:

  • • If you are using KDE: kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab
  • • If you are using Gnome: gnomesu gedit /etc/fstab

When the file opens enter this line in the bottom:
/dev/sdb1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0

done thank’s lot for help :slight_smile:
i know this is not place for this question but it is somewhere guide how to make file server for win and mac users as i need to setup this same disk to be shared by other user over the network???

You should find help back at John’s page:
Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials: Suse Linux 10.0, 10.1 openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1

Otherwise post a question in the relevant section.