Hello everyone. I just moved form windows to Linux. During installation i partitioned the hard dist to 1 ext4, 2 Fat32 and 1 swap partition. when i started working with Linux Mint 12 I could not find the 2 Fat 32 drives. So using Gparted i unmounted one of them (it was mounted as /dos) and formatted it to ext4. Now i cannot remount it. additionally when ever i restart I get the msg that the /dos partition did not mount. I am at basic lvl when using the terminal command line. I need help mounting this drive back and being able to use it and the other Fat32 drive. all partitions are part of the internal har disk.
If you still would like some help with this, could you please post your /etc/fstab file?
On a side but related note, what do you use your FAT32 partitions for? Is there a reason why you had them formatted to FAT32? Are you using them as storage? Do you share them with Windows?
One way to get around this problem is, when you get to the partitioning step in the install process, go ahead and set up the partition you want but DON'T designate a particular format. Just tell the partitioning program not to use the partition. Once everything is installed and you have booted into Mint, fire up Gparted and format the undesignated partition (should look gray) to the file system you want. Then, mount the partition manually or edit your /etc/fstab file and add the partition for automount.
I set up an NTFS partition I use as a shared data storage drive in just this way (I picked NTFS because it is more robust than FAT32 and because it allows me to share the partition between Linux, Windows, and OS X).