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Old 02-10-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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"accessing ntfs partitions on mandrake 10.1"


Hi all,
I m a newbie here and want to access my windows ntfs partions through linux. How can i do that ? also how can i logon 2 my system by my root account in gui mode as mandrake 10.1 gives no option to logon 2 system by root. all i have to do is go to terminal and su.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=howto:mount

Via the command line:

mkdir /mnt/windows
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -o umask=0002,nls=utf8

via /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=0002,nls=utf8

I would discourage you from logging into your system graphically as root. There usually is no reason to do so. If you need to run a graphical program as root, you can do so from KDE in the run dialog (Alt+F2)by clicking the options button, selecting the Run as a different user check box, and entering root as the username along with root's password in the username and password text boxes.

That way only one graphical program, the one you need to use, is running, and you keep a measure of security on your system. Getting into the habit of running as root graphically will make your system almost as insecure as Windows.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 02:28 AM   #3
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Thanks buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can u tell me how to mount my portable usb hard disk.
Its default partition is ntfs(provided by hp)
 
Old 02-11-2007, 02:34 AM   #4
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What is Wine . I hv installed it but don'y know how to use it Plz help
 
Old 02-11-2007, 04:07 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by alice_neo
can u tell me how to mount my portable usb hard disk.
Its default partition is ntfs(provided by hp)
Try this from command line:
mkdir /mnt/usb1
mount /dev/sde1 /mnt/usb1 -t ntfs -o umask=0002,nls=utf8


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What is Wine . I hv installed it but don'y know how to use it Plz help
Wine is used to run Microsoft programs. Recommend visiting http://www.winehq.com.
 
  


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