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Old 11-19-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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can't mount windows ntfs


I have configured suse to boot windows via grub by default however it cannot boot. Only suse can boot.

I know it still exists.
Code:
 fdisk -l | grep NTFS 
/dev/sda1               1       49720   399367867    7  HPFS/NTFS
But I am unable to mount any ideas?

Code:
linux-a31l:/home/sayth # mount /dev/sda1
Unexpected clusters per mft record (-1).
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sda1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
linux-a31l:/home/sayth #
Edit this is my fstab
Code:
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDP725050GLA360_GEC564RJ3K9J0J-part5 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDP725050GLA360_GEC564RJ3K9J0J-part6 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDP725050GLA360_GEC564RJ3K9J0J-part7 /home                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDP725050GLA360_GEC564RJ3K9J0J-part1 /windows/C           ntfs-3g    users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0

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Old 11-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
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I had windows xp & ubuntu 8.04. In /etc/boot/grub/menu.lst I added entry

Code:
title windows xp
norootverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
This is not for grub2 which is default in ubuntu 10.04 & later.You can use 'gparted' application to check your partitions .

It is possible that windows was not properly shutdown then its partition is locked & can't be forcibly mounted. Then you have to boot into windows from grub & run 'chkdsk' on all drives c:,d: etc.

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Old 11-19-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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I can't boot from grub though
 
Old 11-19-2010, 11:15 PM   #4
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which version of open SUSE are you using ? Does it have grub2 ? You can try 'gparted' application to check your partitions.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #5
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Opensuse 11.3. Oops I need to update my signature I have an athlon x2 240 with geforce 9500 card.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 11:28 PM   #6
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could gparted be called something else i can't find it in the menu
 
Old 11-19-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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here is the link : http://packman.links2linux.org/install/gparted
 
Old 11-20-2010, 12:06 AM   #8
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Install a 2.6.32 kernel then suse will be able to read windows files
 
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If suse boots then do:
"sudo os-prober"
if it returns error command not found
"sudo apt-get install os-prober"
and rerun "sudo os-prober"
"sudo update-grub"
reboot
 
  


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