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    Windows FAT and FAT 32 partitions

    When starting Knoppix from the CD I can see all the HD partitions FAT and FAT 32 present on the system. Now I installed Knoppix as a second OS in its own Linux ext2 partition. The installation succeeded perfectly but I don't see any of the other windows partitions. What can I do to make them visible. I new with Linux.

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    activate items in fstab

    Start a root console.
    Code:
    kate /etc/fstab
    For each fat partition you will find a line like
    Code:
    # /dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3 vfat  noauto,... 0 0
    Remove the comment char # and replace noauto by auto.
    After rebooting your partitions are mounted. You can find each partition as subdirectory of /mnt, e.g. /mnt/hda3 is the mountpoint for /dev/hda3.

    If you want to have shortcuts on your desktop: right mouse click on your desktop, "New - Shortcut to HD" [strings could be other, I know the German version only)
    I hope, this helps a little bit.
    Hamatoma

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    FAT reply

    Thank you very much for this reply. It realy helped me a lot. I can see all the partitions now and created shortcuts on my desktop.
    Can you also give me a clew on why my mousecursor is frozen (doesn't move anymore on the screen) mostly when I trie to logon as another user.

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    to few info

    See in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
    Search for the Section "ServerLayout". There are items named "InputDevice". Show for one like
    Code:
    InputDevice "PS/2 Mouse" "CorePointer"
    Memorize the name, e.g. "PS/2 Mouse".

    Now look for the section "InputDevice" with an item "Identifier" like the memorized name. My example:
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "PS/2 Mouse"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "PS/2"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
            Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
            Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
            Option      "SendCoreEvents"  "true"
    EndSection
    Check the entries, e.g. is your mouse a PS2-mouse...
    If you don't know about this things, write a description of your mouse (company, connection type (serial - USB - PS/2 ...)) to this forum.
    Good luck!
    Hamatoma

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