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Open a terminal window.
(Enter root password)
(Add this line to fstab)
/dev/hda1 /mnt/WinXP ntfs owner,user,ro 0 0
(Save and exit)
hda1 could be some other number ... hda2, hda3, hda4, ... etc.
If you have a FAT32 partition on Windows that you want to access, the line in fstab would be, /dev/hda1 /mnt/WinXP vfat owner,user,rw 0 0
That should get you started. When you get that working, you'll have additional questions.
/dev/hda6 on / type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
/dev/hda7 on /home type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
/dev/hda1 on /windows/C type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,utf8=true)
/dev/hda2 on /windows/D type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,utf8=true)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
/dev/sda5 on /media/MY_WORLD type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,flush,shortname=winnt,utf8,uid=1000)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/DSEYBERT type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev)
with linux accessing windows partitions, it's important to remember that reading and writing to a fat32 windows partition isn't a problem. NTFS partitions are perfectly readable, however to my knowledge writing is not guaranteed, in so much as it should write, but there is no guarantee that some data won't be lost.
the way i always got around this, was i had a small 5 - 10 gig fat32 partition which i could save things to from linux then access from windows. as i say reading ntfs isn't a problem so transferring from windows folders isn't a problem
I want to access C and D. I see them in the terminal, but not in the file browser in the desktop.
Also, I have no idea where those E and F partitions came from. I click on them on the desktop and get an error "Could not create dbus message" then under "show more details" it just says "mount". Those partitions don't even exist!
I have a slightly different problem but it relates to this post, I have a windows hard drive (ntfs), storage hard drive (ntfs) and a suse linux 10.1 hard drive (reiserfs). I can read the storage drive from linux but when I try to access the windows drive from linux it says
"Could not enter folder /mnt/WinXP."
(This is after I went through rickh's mounting procedure)
I changed all the access permissions to everyone can read but still no luck. Any ideas?