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Old 07-30-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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Question Dual Boot and Mounting?


I setup a machine running Windows 2000 Pro SP4, works perfectly. I then installed Linux Redhat 7 from the CD Linux Administration a Beginners Guide. I was able to get the installation to work. I think my problem is that during the Disk Druid partioning I created 3 partitions /, /usr, /swap and didn't mount the NTFS windows partition. So the machine boots up and doesn't give me the option for Windows. I think what I need to do is
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win2k ntfs auto,ro,umask=002 0 0

and then make an edit to the lilo.conf

Is there something else I might need to do?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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No, that should be enough (if you have /mnt/win2k directory). Test it with
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2k
But I'm not sure if RH 7.0 has NTFS support. BTW If possible, upgrade (for example to 7.3), version 7.0 wasn't good.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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So Windows doesn't work or what?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:23 PM   #4
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It doesn't give me the option to make it work. I have no way of even seeing the drive. I have to assume it is still going to work since it is on a seperate partition. I am going home in a bit so I will play with it some more.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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Did what Mara told you work? Try "fdisk -l" to see your partitions. Did you have an empty partition for linux? Because if you didn't, and didn't use Partition Magic to make space...
 
Old 07-30-2003, 06:00 PM   #6
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fdisk -l did NOT list anything.

seems RH 7.0 doesn't support ntfs
when I try to run mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2k
I get this
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

What is the easiest way to upgrade? I dont' care about the version so much. 7.3, 8.0 or 9.0? PII 266 128mb 30GB HD

I am thinking I should download it and burn to a CD and install from there?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:57 AM   #7
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I forgot, it should be "fdisk -l /dev/hda". Don't forget to switch to root. Red Hat has an upgrade you can get to read ntfs. I think the newer versions still need this upgrade.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 04:54 PM   #8
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I have copies of 7.3 and 9 now. I am hopeful this will take care of this. Another night of typing in store.

 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:59 AM   #9
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Talking Hooray!

I upgraded to RH 9 and during the upgrade process it detected my NTFS partition and bingo I can dual boot. My kids will be happy. Too bad really, my son is the only one who will even try to use RH.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:24 PM   #10
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if you want to be able to mount the NTFS in 9 use this handy guide, http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html . It's really simple to follow, you might have a snag at the fstab when it's all said and done though... read "mounting NTFS" post to see how to fix it
 
  


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