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Old 09-04-2001, 10:50 AM   #1
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Angry accessing win2k files from R.H 7.1 and vice versa that are on the same hard drive


I am having trouble accessing win2k files from R.H 7.1 and vice versa that are on the same hard drive. I have tried using smbclient, smbmount as well as mount -t smbfs //<computername>/<sharedfolder> /mnt/<somefolder>
commands but none have worked.
Urgent help required.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 02:20 PM   #2
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smbclinet etc.. are part of the SaMBa suite, which is for Networks, and thus of no use to you at all.

To mount your windows drive in linux type

mount -t vfat /dev/hdXX /mnt/windows

where XX is the location of the windows partition. If you installed linux after windows,onto the same drive then it should be hda1. you can find out by running fdisk and printing the drive structure.
The /mnt part is where it's going to be mounted. make sure the directory already exists. if this works, add the line:

/dev/hdXX /mnt/windows vfat defaluts 0 0

to your /etc/fstab file. but in a normal installatino it should already be installed.

I don't know if linux can access NTFS partitions or not, but if it can then vfat will probably be replaced with ntfs.

sorted.

Oh and you can't access linux from windows. blame M$. Weel actually you can try using ext2fs explorer, but don't rely on it.
 
Old 09-04-2001, 03:38 PM   #3
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iquadri1,

Hello. What distro are you using? I use RH Linux 7.1 and I had to recompile the kernel to include NTFS support. Then, I was able to use the command: mount -t ntfs /dev/hdXX /mnt/windows (as acid_kewpie has written). However, I have heard that other distros may come with kernels already supporting NTFS.

Lazlo
 
Old 09-06-2001, 07:22 AM   #4
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On NTFS partitions you will only have read-only Access to your windows-files.
Kind of drove me halfway mad trying to get a file from my Linux to my Windows.
 
Old 10-02-2001, 02:20 PM   #5
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Lazlo:
I'm using Redhat 7.1 also, and I'm looking for help on recompiling the kernel with NTFS support. Thanks
 
Old 10-02-2001, 10:06 PM   #6
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Hello. When you run make xconfig in the /usr/src/linux directory, you should be able to select an option under "File Systems" for NTFS support. I compiled mine into the kernel instead of as a module. I'm not sure which way is better. Be sure to configure the rest of the kernel for all of the other options you need. Hope this helps.

Lazlo
 
Old 10-03-2001, 12:57 AM   #7
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You can do it sure, but you would be better off using a partition that is fat 32 so you will have read/write access by both systems and put your shared files on it.
 
Old 10-03-2001, 07:08 AM   #8
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except I alread have my 3 gigs of mp3s on my ntfs partition
i tried rebuilding the kernel and everything worked fine through bootup, but i had some display problems once i hit the login screen (run level 3, instead of the previous 5). Is there any way to get my current configuration, load it into a config file (to be loaded into xconfig), so i can just change the couple of options that i need? The kernel source for my current kernel version is NOT on the hard drive anywere. Or is my only option whenever recompiling the kernel (new kernel) to have to reselect EVERYTHING?
Thanks
 
Old 10-03-2001, 11:38 PM   #9
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Is there any way to get my current configuration, load it into a config file (to be loaded into xconfig), so i can just change the couple of options that i need?
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edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file
make a backup of it in case you screw it up.
 
  


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