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Alright so I have my 60 gig cut in half xp on one then redhat on the other. I have my 80 gig as NTFS. It has all my music...software...etc. I would be nice to have that when I boot up linux. Now how do I get it so I can find that shared drive. I have it shared in windows and I can get on the the other shared drive on my network when I click on Network Servers. Do I need Samba or something along those lines? I think I've already installed it...not sure though. Still learning
Originally posted by InEeDhElPlInUx Alright so I have my 60 gig cut in half xp on one then redhat on the other. I have my 80 gig as NTFS. It has all my music...software...etc. I would be nice to have that when I boot up linux. Now how do I get it so I can find that shared drive. I have it shared in windows and I can get on the the other shared drive on my network when I click on Network Servers. Do I need Samba or something along those lines? I think I've already installed it...not sure though. Still learning
That 80gb disk with the music, is that on a network server ? or is it a fysicall disk inside your machine ?
If the 80GB disk you want to access is on the same computer simply mount it.
1. Create a mountpoint. This is a directory where you will be able to access the partition once it's mounted. The /mnt directory is where you usually mount things, so create a directory called "windows" (or something) there.
2. Check what the partition name is. If the disk is mounted as slave on the primary IDE controller it should be called /dev/hdb. You could run /sbin/fdisk /dev/hdb and then, in fdisk, type p to list the partitions and then q to exit fdisk. It should be listed as ntfs.
3. Mount the disk. As root, do mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows, where /dev/hdb1 is the NTFS partition you wish to mount and /mnt/windows is the mountpoint that you created.
If no error messages are displayed you should be able to go to /mnt/windows and list the files and dirs and access them as usual, but the NTFS module is by default limited to read-only operations.
alright so I did that and everyone was good until it said my kernel doesnt support it. I tried upgrading my kernel but Redhat wont boot with it because of my FX5600. I says that the kernel doesnt support my nvidia driver. Any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch but I still dont know how to give myself...not root permission to read the folder. It's alright when I'm logged on as root but as soon as I log on as myself I says I dont have permission into the folder
Last edited by InEeDhElPlInUx; 10-12-2003 at 02:45 PM.
the full path of the fstab file is
you have to be root to be able to edit it. When you look at it, you'll see various entries for what partition gets mounted where with what options. You can add an entry for your xp partition. Something like
/dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp ntfs auto,ro,umask=0 0 0
you can change the mount point to your liking. After this, it will get mounted at boot time and will stay mounted until you unmount it manually.
Take a look at
for more details about what you can do. Hope this helps.