Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have a dual OS system with Red Hat 9 and W2K. The HDD is split in 3 partitions 2 NTFS and a Linux Ext3 partition. Red Hat 9 was installed by a friend of mine who set it up so that it always automounted partition D: of W2K. The file system was FAT32. However, I changed it to NTFS and now it does not mount it.
Can you tell me how I can correct it?
Linux has no capability to read/write NTFS volumes. Thats why they made it FAT32. Actually, I think there is a way to READ only, but Linux absolutely cannot write NTFS partitions. The automount was done in your /etc/fstab file, and it still believes its a vfat partition too.
To my knowledge I dont think there is an automated way to go from NTFS to FAT32 either. What you may need to do, if you have the room, is create another FAT32 partition and then move the files you wish to share to that partition/drive. Thats what I did on my system, since Im running XP and NTFS.
Hope that helps in the understanding, if not in practicality.
I have followed the instructions in the above however, I can not gain write access to my mounted drive.
I have used umask 0222, 0777, 0666, 0000. in my /etc/fstab file.
I can see each combination makes a difference however while logged in as SU and going to KONQUER... and right clicking the properties of the my /mnt/windows can not check the write properties of this folder.
When I can check and then click apply I get a filesharelist error.
Well, I'm no expert in Linux myself, but I have access to my NTFS disk. I use Fedora Core 1 Linux. For your RedHat 9, I would try just re-installing the support again (i.e. de-install the rpm you currently have). If you do not have the rpm and are just using a kernel module, then for now, forget about it and just try the following.
Bear in mind that NTFS support in Linux should be read only. Although some rpms claim to have write support, read the small print abou it: it is dangerous. Enabling write support will probaby mean that you will irrepairably corrupt you NTFS partition at some point.
You also need to be logged in as root for all of this:
I personally use the command
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ntfsdisk -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
You should be able to use exactly the same command, changing "hdb1" for the location of your NTFS disk. Make sure you have created a directory in /mnt where you want to mount the NTFS partition. Mine is called /mnt/ntfsdisk. As we are starting again, I'd delete and re-create your mount point incase there are any strange permissions associated with it.
Once you can mount the volume ok, convert the command to go in the fstab file:
if you need to log on as root and don't know the password, if you are using the lilo boot loader you can hit [control] x at the boot screen and type linux 1, which will enter you into run lvl 1 of linux and you will get logged in as root without having to know the password and from there you can change it then log back out and in normally with the new root password.