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Old 04-24-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
JamboUK
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Question Accessing Windows XP Drive


Hello,

I have my machine configured so that I have Red Hat 8 on one one hard drive and Windows XP on the other (NTFS).

Is it possible to access files on my XP drive from Red Hat bearing in mind it isn't formated as FAT32?

Thanks

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Old 04-24-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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You can but it is reccomended to only access it as read only:
mkdir /mnt/winxp

Then put this in /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/hda3   /mnst/winxp   ntfs   umask=222 0 0
 
Old 04-24-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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it is possible, try searching this site for "ntfs" it'lll get you loads of results.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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Hi,


Thanks replying. Followed the instructions given by David. When I log into Gnome as root and try and mount the drive in question via the Disk Management Application I get the following error:

'Mount fs type ntfs not supported by kernel'

I am running Red Hat 8.0 and I am up to date with the update packages..

What am I doing wrong? Can someone point me in the right direction?

Much appreciated.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 01:24 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by david_ross
You can but it is reccomended to only access it as read only:
mkdir /mnt/winxp

Then put this in /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/hda3   /mnst/winxp   ntfs   umask=222 0 0

My understanding of umask is that umask=222 would give owners,group, and others both read and execute permissions as the default. But to truly give it read-only access across the board, umask should be set to umask=333.

Please confirm if I'm wrong.
 
  


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