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Old 11-23-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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Can't access windows partition from SuSE


hello, there. I need some expert out there can help me. I recently installed SUSE linux Enterprise desktop 10.1 into my computer with the old XP system. When I finished linux installed, i've found that I can not read the XP's partition disk from Linux. can anyone give me some ideal how to get my linux can read my xp's partitions????
 
Old 11-23-2007, 11:44 AM   #2
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hello, there. I need some expert out there can help me. I recently installed SUSE linux Enterprise desktop 10.1 into my computer with the old XP system. When I finished linux installed, i've found that I can not read the XP's partition disk from Linux. can anyone give me some ideal how to get my linux can read my xp's partitions????
First of all you should specify good Title for your post and not anything like "help help help" etc.

What do you mean by its not reading ? Have you mounted the XP drives ?

regards
 
Old 11-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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I assume that you specified you wanted the installer to partition your drive? If so, SuSE shoudl have make the appropriate entry in the fstab. Unless things have change.
 
Old 11-23-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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I renamed the thread... Help, help, help is a beatles song,
not a linux-question.



Cheers,
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:22 AM   #5
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Suse come with read support for NTFS. You probably just need to mount your NTFS partition.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Suse come with read support for NTFS. You probably just need to mount your NTFS partition.
so, how can i mount the NTFS partitions??
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:20 PM   #7
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thanks to all the helpers. here is what coming up in my GUI screen every time when I press my windows partitions
" Could not mount drive, the report error was:
mount: Can't find /dev/hda in etc/fstab or /etc/mtab."

Then i think I might need to mount my windows partition drives first, but there is the another message come up:
" Try to mount;
mount: can't find /dev/hda2 in /etc/fstan or /etc/mtab.
Please check that the disk is entered correctly.""

what's this mean????

please help me....
A Linux beginner user!!!!
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:27 PM   #8
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First your need your create directory to mount your NTFS partition to it. For example if your ntfs partition is /dev/sda1 and your want to mount it to /mnt/ntfs. You will need to execute this:

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:28 PM   #9
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at a prompt, type "fdisk -l" and "df -h" then give me the output of both commands.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:37 PM   #10
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Cool help help help, again

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Originally Posted by ruudra View Post
First of all you should specify good Title for your post and not anything like "help help help" etc.

What do you mean by its not reading ? Have you mounted the XP drives ?

regards
thanks for you responding. please check my new update about the problem what I have. I am just a beginner for use linux, if you like to help, then thanks a lot.
Yi
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:40 PM   #11
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First your need your create directory to mount your NTFS partition to it. For example if your ntfs partition is /dev/sda1 and your want to mount it to /mnt/ntfs. You will need to execute this:

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs
thank you very much!!!!
i'll try it now.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 06:36 PM   #12
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Red face still not working for me!!!

Hi, Cojo. here is the result coming up from my Linux:
after I type the: mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
the system shows: mount: mount point /mnt/ntfs does not exist.
for fdisk -l:
linux:~ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 232581 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 62415 31457128+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda2 62416 197657 68161905+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda3 197657 228879 15735667+ 83 Linux
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda4 228879 232576 1863539+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

linux:~ # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 16G 5.7G 9.4G 38% /
tmpfs 379M 12K 379M 1% /dev/shm

this all the result I have so far.
if anyone can help me out with this problem. I'm really appericiated
 
Old 12-09-2007, 11:39 PM   #13
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Hi, Cojo. here is the result coming up from my Linux:
after I type the: mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
the system shows: mount: mount point /mnt/ntfs does not exist.

this all the result I have so far.
if anyone can help me out with this problem. I'm really appericiated
Hi,
first of all you will have to create a directory.
Since you need to mount it insside /mnt where you want the drive name as 'ntfs', so run the command
#mkdir /mnt/ntfs
this will create a new folder inside /mnt, named 'ntfs'
now you mount your desired partition over here

better you read this turotial

regards
 
Old 12-14-2007, 09:08 AM   #14
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it only works for once!!! Why???

Hi COjo: thanks for you help, after I followed the toutoria, i finally successed mount my drive, but the problem is, oncce I reboot the computer, the everything is gone back the same old problem again, why???
please help me!!!!!


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Hi,
first of all you will have to create a directory.
Since you need to mount it insside /mnt where you want the drive name as 'ntfs', so run the command
#mkdir /mnt/ntfs
this will create a new folder inside /mnt, named 'ntfs'
now you mount your desired partition over here

better you read this turotial

regards
 
Old 12-14-2007, 09:42 AM   #15
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There are two things you can do:
  1. Manually edit /etc/fstab to include your XP partition.
  2. Run the YaST2 Partitioner program; select the partition and then "edit ...". Don't format, just indicate the mount point and any mount options. It will edit /etc/fstab for you.

If you also want to write to the partition, install the "fuse" package and the "ntfs-3g" package. Then use the filesystem type "ntfs-3g" instead of "ntfs" in your mount command or fstab entry. You need to modprobe the "fuse" kernel module before using it.

To make sure that the fuse module is always loaded, you can add "fuse" to an entry in the /etc/sysconfig/kernel file and then run as root "mkinitrd".
There is a line for the modules to include in the initrd file. These will be loaded then, right after the kernel is loaded.

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Please read the manpages for mount & fstab. Also the README files in /usr/share/doc/packages/ntfs-3g.
 
  


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