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I've just installed Fedora Core 4 over my previous installation of Suse 9.3. Firstly, I have windows XP installed on the primary partition and Linux on the other. Now, I can't get linux to see this windows partition. When I installed linux, it recognised the partition to be on drive hda, but when I go into my /dev folder, there is no such file. Also, if I try and boot windows it fails, saying words to the affect of 'cannot find partition'.
Secondly, in Konsole, it doesn't recognise certain well-known commands, for exmaple it doesn't recgonise shutdown or fdisk.
If you're trying to run shutdown or fdisk as a normal user, you won't see them because they're usually in /sbin which isn't part of a non-root user's path. If they're not appearing when you go su, try using 'su -' instead (without quotes).
Are you using a SATA drive? Try looking at /dev/sda instead.
OK, what are the contents of /etc/mtab and /etc/fstab ? What can you see when you look at your drive in the Hardware Browser? It sounds like you may have inadvertently overwritten your Windows partition.
# yum install kernel-module-ntfs
# mkdir /media/windows
# mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /media/windows
This should mount your Windows partition. If it works, then you can set Windows to boot automatically in future, and we can try to figure out why your bootloader isn't loading Windows. If this doesn't work, then you'll need to provide some more information!
Note that I have assumed that
you have yum set up
you want to mount Windows in the directory '/media/windows'
Windows is on the first partition on your first hard drive
it is formatted ntfs
If any of these are not true and you don't know what to change, ask.
The booting of windows seems to have sorted itself out. But it still can't see the partition from within linux. I tried that nfs driver thing and it worked, in that it could see that partition and mount it. But it had to be manually mounted each time I restarted the computer.