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Old 05-23-2004, 03:27 PM   #16
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argh! still having trouble...
I done enter so there is space under and went into root after reboot.

When I try to go in to 2nd HD
mount: mount point /mnt/windows2 does not exist
Please check that the disk is entered correctly.
I get this problem ! any idea why?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:34 PM   #17
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I also read webpage u gave me but it seems to be for Fedora & RedHat and wants some Fedora & RedHat rpm to be installed ?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:35 PM   #18
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Please do read the errors. They are very descriptive.

/mnt/windows2 does not exist.

Make sure you have the directory /mnt/windows2 created, of which I am sure, you don't.

As I recall it, you had /windows2.

Just change to that and it should work.

As for the link I posted. Just ignore the stuff about installing the RPM for Fedora or RH and start reading from:

mkdir /windows
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222

At the bottom of that page there is a link to the page where automounting is explained.

Sorry about that. I should have given you more info.

Peace! Good luck!

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Old 05-23-2004, 03:41 PM   #19
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This is the line you should have in your fstab file:

/dev/hdb5 /windows2 ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0

Following by a newline.

Hope you make it work.

However you might want to make it mounted at /mnt/windows2, in which case first create that directory:

mkdir /mnt/windows2

If you mount the partition to one place and want to mount it somewhere else, you have to unmount it first:

umount -a -t ntfs

(this command unmounts all (-a) partitions of type (-t) ntfs)

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Old 05-23-2004, 04:00 PM   #20
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thanks again, I used
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
and it works in my account without problem and no need to go to root
before, I used one where I had to go to root to allow this to work.
Linux is pretty hard compared to windows I don't want to be offensive or anything but I don't understand these articles where it say it's ready etc etc...
glad there are people who helps newbies though =)
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:04 PM   #21
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Just imagine this:

When you were first confronted to a computer it was probably a Windows computer. You have used windows for a couple of years till now probably. After that amount of years of Linux usage, it will be as simple to you as windows. And you will also understand it more, than you think you do windows.

Glad you made it working.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:11 PM   #22
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hmm... that's probably true but I didn't have hardware problem like this. Always hardwares worked etc apart from very very gold Pentium 75mhz computer where I never managed to get CD drive working :/

I tried debitan unstable before which is very unstable. Crashed on installation. Also tried gentoo but I think I did something wrong somewhere and really couldn't figure out what I done wrong.

It seems with linux lots of command learning etc need to be done. Do you know any good sites where I can start to learn basic on linux etc?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:27 PM   #23
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LQ forums for one is a good place to start learning. If you have problems, search the forum and you will probably get results. If that fails, try google. This also goes for tutorials on linux. I don't know the addresses, because I mostly learn from a book or LQ forum.

As for hardware problems. This is not a hardware problem. It would be, if Linux would not recognize your harddisk. Look at it this way. Linux developers are building a bridge to Windows. They make a driver that can read and will eventually be able to write to ntfs. Try reading a Linux partition in windows. Not very likely. I just wish Bill would start building a bridge to Linux, but that is not much likely to happen soon.

For knowledge just try searching google. Or if you want email me with your email, and I cen send you some pdfs on Linux basics.

Peace!
 
Old 05-24-2004, 09:43 AM   #24
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Hi kjp_72,
darn, the only time there is really something to help, I am not around. I am sorry.

As I can see, our fellow linuxquestions people have done a phenomenal job. Thanks marghorp.

Take care,
- drowstar
 
Old 05-25-2004, 04:53 AM   #25
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no prob drowstar. marghorp has kindly helped me =) i can access my 2nd hard drive and I'm mostly happy with linux now.
 
  


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