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These days NTFS support comes out of the box in most of the distros.... I dont think you ll have to install it separately....
The mount command can auto detect the file system... (please correct me if i am wrong), i never even had to give the -t option...
-Basically if i make the two hard drives ext4, will Linux and Windows be able to access them completely with no problems?
I don't see a specific mention of ext4, but I use ext2fsd to access my linux partitions while in windows. The major downside is lack of case sensitivity. Ie, I have two folders, "music" and "Music". I only get access to one of them in Windows. I also tried Ext2Ifs, but (1) it's ugly (2) community development is prohibited. It did work though.
Wow, I had so many hard times with Fedora, it was buggy, weird, and not user friendly so I just reinstalled and put the latest Ubuntu and it mounts my drives no problem with no commands required. It already has all my needed drivers, works better, starts faster. ITs 10x better for noobs then Fedora i think. Thanks for the help though, since I am new to linux I plan on wasting some DVD's so i can try a bunch of different linuxes including gentoo, pclinux, slackware, mandriva, and bunch of others just for the heck of it, but Ubuntu seems a lot more noob-friendly so I am sticking with that for now.
-THANKS for the help, its just fedora is not for a linux noob.
So then since it failed, I went into my mnt directory and found that "mount-point" was not there. So I went back to terminal and tried to make another mount-point by typing this command
"mkdir /mnt/moint point"
The directory name you have chosen has a space in it. I personally don't allow spaces in my file names and paths, but you can do this if you want. But to do it, you need to enclose the path in quotes:
# mkdir "/mnt/mount point"
# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 "/mnt/mount point"
Then, every time you want to refer to this mount point, you will have to remember to enclose the path in quotes. Over a period of years you will type so many extra quotes that you might have spent that lost time inventing a cure for cancer instead. But it's a free world and we all choose our own paths ... umm, no pun intended.
The alternative is not to allow spaces in paths and file names:
Well, I wont be able to do that now, because I took my hammer, smashed Fedora and put on Ubuntu and been using it so far all day, all i can say is that, it might take a bit getting used to but its interface is similar to fedora's but its way more user friendly so once I learn simple things like that then I will move to fedora core 12 which hopefully will be better then core 11 becuase core 11 i think gives a bad representation of linux overall.
-There were so many problems I also had with fedora i never told you about, there was a wierd virtual secured hard drive which did not exist and i couldn't access it which was wierd, plus the add/remove software worked really weird i had no clue how to use while in ubuntu is way better.
Sad you haven't had any luck with Fedora 11 and when I had it installed, it detected ntfs out of box with no probs... I'm using Fedora 10 and I don't think Fedora 11 is completely ready but I heard from another community member that CentOS is good...