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Old 11-19-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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@#$@#$@!#!!


Directions I followed:

Create a directory in which the Windows partition will be mounted by typing the following command. For example:

mkdir /mnt/windows

Before you can access the partition, you will need to mount it in the directory you just created. As root, type the following command at a shell prompt (where /dev/hda1 is the Windows partition you found via Hardware Browser):

mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows

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Result:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
or too many mounted file systems
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AHHH!

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Old 11-19-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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How come your mounting /dev/hda1 and its giving you an error of a bad block on /dev/hdb1 ? Maybe that has something to do with it?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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i checked my Hardware Browser to see the name of the NTFS drive i need to mount and its listed hdb1, i also tried just hdb but same result


Im not mounting hda1....just a typo, my bad.

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Old 11-19-2003, 02:21 PM   #4
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How come you're trying to mount
an NTFS drive as vfat?

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Old 11-19-2003, 02:24 PM   #5
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i thought i was supposed to mount it as vfat...according to information ive been reading.


What should i be mounting it as?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:26 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by thefetus
i thought i was supposed to mount it as vfat...according to information ive been reading.


What should i be mounting it as?
ntfs of course..

you'll also want to make sure its supported and also remember its only read-only as well. mounting ntfs and writing to them can trash your system.

this is something that is asked and answered all the time, a search will find more solutions, etc.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:27 PM   #7
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lol ok i will try that
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:27 PM   #8
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I don't think Mandrake 9.1 supports NTFS. I know it's not for writing. I would leave that one be and create a small fat32 partition to swap files between XP and Mandrake. Much safer.

Later

 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:29 PM   #9
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ok i did that...no message, but nothing at all happened...just brought me back as if i were going to type in another command.

Does this mean its now mounted? How do I access the hard drive now if it is?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:30 PM   #10
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I'm using Redhat 9 , by the way, not Mandrake
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:33 PM   #11
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now type 'df'.

If it did not give you any errors, then its mounted properly.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:36 PM   #12
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No Errors! awesome, lol but now how do I access this drive, i cant see it anywhere
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:37 PM   #13
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Have you installed the rpm you need for NTFS support?

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
redhat-config-users

If you have the NTFS support installed:

cd to your mount point
ls

# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

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Old 11-19-2003, 02:38 PM   #14
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'cd /mnt/windows'
'ls'
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:39 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by thefetus
I'm using Redhat 9 , by the way, not Mandrake
Sorry, thought I read Mandrake in there somewhere. You did download the patch? I think Redhat requires a patch to be safe on that NTFS read/writing.

Later

 
  


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