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Old 05-03-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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Cant see my files on new harddrive


I recently rebuilt my computer to Mandrake Linux. Now I have a 400 gig harddrive that is on NTFS and I cant see the files. Linux is installed on another harddrive. Im running community 10.1 and I know the harddrive is mounted. Any suggestions? Please make it easy to understand... im new to linux.. =[
 
Old 05-03-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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What exactly seems to be the problem? Are you sure it is mounted? Do you get any errors?
 
Old 05-03-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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New harddrive... are there files on it? Type the following at a console and post the output
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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There are about 150 gigs of files on it..... its a NTFS partition... ill check tonight if
its mounted for sure.... but from what I remember it is... I just cant see the files on it...

i read from somewhere that linux is unable to write to a NTFS partition... is that true?
 
Old 05-04-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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Linux cannot write to an NTFS partition, but if can safely mount and read NTFS partitions
 
Old 05-07-2005, 11:02 PM   #6
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Okay, I managed to get the folder structure visible from Linux. For some reason I cant see the files within the folders though. Any idea to this problem?
 
Old 05-08-2005, 11:26 AM   #7
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What mounting command line did you use?
 
Old 05-11-2005, 01:56 PM   #8
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I did the mount through the gui I think.... either that or its always been mounted. The files showed up in the folders the other day.... so I took the opportunity and copied everything over to another harddrive that was formatted as a linux native.

Now all I need to do is reformat the NTFS to linux native. Only problem is when I try to unmount the drive, it says the harddisk is still in use even though I have no programs running or windows open displaying the files in the NTFS drive... anyone know whats going on with this?
 
  


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