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1) Use fdisk -l to see all partitions
2) Find the WINNT partition, usually /dev/hda1
3) Create a directory called /mnt/winnt
4) mount -r -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/winnt to mount the NTFS filesystem
5) Change to /mnt/winnt to access anything in your NT system
6) Append "/dev/hda1 /mnt/winnt ntfs ro 0 0" to file /etc/fstab to
automatically mount NT.
ehh, forgive my stupidity... what does " ro " stand for? i followed those instructions in previous post. i also tried changing ntfs to auto and i got same error
edit: ah i guess i must have to recompile my kernel perhaps. after reading all the stuff on that newsGroup i am terrified that i may destroy all my music... if that happens, damn i cant even imagine how upset i would be.
Last edited by infamous41md; 03-30-2003 at 01:22 AM.
Steve Cronje, infamous41md doesn't have support for NTFS.
infamous41md, do you have a ZIP, CD-R, or another computer running Windows. Do you have enough money to buy another hard drive so you can use it for both Windows and LINUX.
If you have another computer running Windows. Setup SAMBA on your LINUX system. Copy the files from your system in Windows to the other computer. Then copy the files from the windows computer to your computer. To much work but it works. You can always get another hard drive and format it as FAT32. Then you can play your mp3 in both Windows and LINUX.
BTW, do your self a favor and convert NTFS to FAT32. LINUX will be able to read and write to it. Don't forget to backup your files if you do attempt to convert.
This probably seems a little pointless me adding this, but here it is. This is what i do to get files from my WinXP parition.
First you need to mount your [NTFS] winXP parition. Then you'll need to copy over your [.mp3] files to your linux parition. Once you've done that you need to change the permissions / owner / group of the files so you can use them.
(To do the below you've got to be root)
To change the OWNER of the file, do:
# chown <user> *.mp3
e.g. # chown steve *.mp3
To change the GROUP of the file, do:
# chgrp <group> *.mp3
e.g. # chgrp users *.mp3
To change the PERMISSIONS of the file, do:
# chmod <permissions> *.mp3
e.g. # chmod 555 *.mp3
NTFS support should be in your kernel. If you're using RedHat 8.0 the driver/module was left out, but support was compiled in. (Legal reasons I assume, similar reason as to why mp3 support was left out)
If so head over here and get the module so you can mount it.
rmartine: hey man thanx a lot. worked 100% perfectly!! i really appreciate the help i'vve gotten from u and the rest of the people on here. i only hope one day i will be knowledgable enuf to offer teh same to future newbies... heh, now as i reread ur last line (mp3 support was left out) --- uhohh, that was the whole reason i wanted to load this drive... surely there must be a way to support mp3s.. i will look on my own for a while, thanks for the help so far tho.
edit:: haha yes!! got the patch for that xmms player, am now pumping my favorite song!!! one question though, do u think i should copy my entire music folder(10+ gigs) onto my linux drive, or just read from the NTFS one. My worry is that somehow i may fuck up the files in the NTFS drives eventually... any reason for me to worry about that ??
Last edited by infamous41md; 03-30-2003 at 05:56 PM.