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Old 03-08-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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How to mount NTFS partition from Fedora 10 Rescue Mode/Disk


Background for the problem:
A. I have partitioned my WinXP LTop into:
--- WinXP NTFS partition
--- a vfat partition (mounted onto /fat32)
--- Installed F10 on ext3 virtual partition
B. I do not want install grub-loader in the Master Boot Record (that would loose my WinXP boot-loader for ever)
C. I have installed grub boot loader in the First Boot Sector
D. Now I have to boot using Rescue Mode, do:
1. dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/fat32/linux.bin bs=512 count=1
2. mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /ntfs
3. cp /fat32/linux.bin /ntfs
4. modify /ntfs/c/boot.ini and introduce the statement 'c:\linux.bin="Linux"'

Problem:
Im not able to do step D.2 above.

Symptom:
** after booting linux using the Rescue Mode:
sh-3.2# chroot /mnt/sysimage
sh-3.2# uname -r
2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i586
sh-3.2# mount -f ntfs /dev/sda1 /ntfs
FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i586/modules.dep: No such file or directory
ntfs-3g-mount: fuse device is missing, try 'modprobe fuse' as root
sh-3.2#

Observations:
* The rescue mode boots into i586 based kernel (I dont know what is the actual difference between i586 and i686 - will really appreciate if anyone can educate me about it).
* The installation is only a i686 image and consequently there is *only* '/lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686' dir and *no* other dir. There is no dir as xxxx.fc10.i586.

Humble Request:
* I PLEASE NEED IMMEDIATE HELP. I HAVE TO GET AROUND THIS LAST WEEK NOT EVEN YESTERDAY!!! So please... help me out quick.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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I am assuming that you are panicking because you need to get to the data on the WinXP partition. So a quick fix is :-

1. boot from WinXP CD
2. choose recovery mode
3. get a command prompt and type in "fixmbr" (no quote marks)
4. reboot

This will get WinXP back for you. When you have done this come back to the forum and we can help you install F10 again.

Good luck.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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I am assuming that you are panicking because you need to get to the data on the WinXP partition. So a quick fix is :-

1. boot from WinXP CD
2. choose recovery mode
3. get a command prompt and type in "fixmbr" (no quote marks)
4. reboot

This will get WinXP back for you. When you have done this come back to the forum and we can help you install F10 again.

Good luck.
Thanks for your response. Im unable to even login to my windows. Its always saying 'the system cannot log you on now because the domain <domainname> is not available'. I just want to retrieve my files from the ntfs and reinstall the win. That I believe would be the simplest, but first I must be able to mount the ntfs in linux rescue mode.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 04:17 AM   #4
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First, welcome to LQ!

Try mounting the device before you chroot. You can use fdisk -l to list the partitions.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 05:35 AM   #5
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Is it possible to boot into WinXP safe mode, and log in as Administrator, then burn your data or transfer your data somewhere else?
 
Old 03-09-2009, 10:41 AM   #6
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First, welcome to LQ!

Try mounting the device before you chroot. You can use fdisk -l to list the partitions.
Tried that already. 'mount' cmd at that level gives unsupported FS error... Just cant understand why the F10 Rescue Mode has been made to use i586 while the F10 installation is i686 . Thats why it cant find modules.dep.
 
  


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