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After working with Windows for so many years, I just installed Linux on my desktop. Didn't know which one to install so i downloaded the Fedora Core 5. I am trying to make my windows storage drive accessable under linux. I found that i can use the "mount" command. However I wasn't able to do it. I followed and went to www.linux-ntfs.org and i tried to follow the steps. Got to a point where it tells me to execute this: http://data.linux-ntfs.org/rpm/whichrpm . How do i do it? I tried saving it in open office and executing it, doesn't work.
One more thing. I have repartitioned my drives into the following structure:
I recommend that the partition that you are trying to share between windows and linux would be better with fat32 filesystem. Linux has better support for it as NTFS support while decent still has some bugs. just my
I did read somewhere about if i do write/edit files in linux on the NTFS windows drive, there are chances it will corrupt the files, is that true?
last time I checked, yes. there has been talk of writing to existing files, as opposed to creating brand spanking new ones, but I'd suggest not writing to ntfs if you can avoid it - better to spend 2 minutes sticking it on a usb stick or something, than losing an entire partition's worth of data