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I have 2 seperate HD's. One has Win2k and Win98 and the other has Rehat 7.0. I have a bunch of Linux books and tutorials on my Win2k partition and I want to be able to read them while in Linux. How do I accomplish this?.... I heard something about Samba, but I cant find the "exe." I did a file search and found the files for it. But I dont know how to run it (there are no exe's Thanks.....
You can mount the partition in linux. But, I may be wrong about this, your kernel needs to have NTFS support in it. That is if the partition is NTFS, I do believe the linux will read FAT/32 nativly. so you should be able to mount it.
something like mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows or what ever directory that you want to mount it to. that is just the default.
Originally posted by BruceLeroy I have 2 seperate HD's. One has Win2k and Win98 and the other has Rehat 7.0. I have a bunch of Linux books and tutorials on my Win2k partition and I want to be able to read them while in Linux. How do I accomplish this?.... I heard something about Samba, but I cant find the "exe." I did a file search and found the files for it. But I dont know how to run it (there are no exe's Thanks.....
samba is used to mount windows shares over a network.
local mounting is different - most distro's will have support for FAT/32 (win98 partitions) installed. to mount NTFS, you may need to recompile your kernel to get that. search linuxquestions for nfts.. there are lots of treads on that.
note: you won't be able to read w2k partitions if it is a dynamic volume
Ive tried mounting it following various online tutorials, but no dice. I use the commands 'df' and 'df -t' to see the mounted/mountable drives, but it never sees the Win2k partitions (they were hda1,2,3 in the installation.) Any help?... BTW, what's a dynamic volume? Can I change it to static?
Aren't you supposed to have dynamic disk file system support in the kernel? i believe windows xp and windows 2000 use this file system. is the windows 2000 partition on your primary master drive? type fdisk /dev/hda
is it on the secondary master? fdisk /dev/hdb
is it the primary slave? fdisk /dev/hdc
is it the secondary slave? fdisk /dev/hdd
hope this helps you out a bit....
and samba really isnt what you need, it's for acessing windows machines over a network using the SMB protocol. Only tcp/ip networks for windows are supported by samba.
w2k and xp use both static and dynamic disks (it's all just MS terminology). dynamic disks are LVM and s/w raid. most workstation type installs of w2k/pro and xp use static disk formating during the install. so far, i haven't seen any linux compatibility with NTFS dynamic disks, but if you know of any, please post them here
I finally got it to work. Thanks for your help guys. I found the answer in some old post. It was something like this: mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /windows (I created the windows directory beforehand.) Learning Linux is a challenge, but it's rewarding when you finally get something to work....Now, I just have to get my mousewheel working in Netscape.......
Last edited by BruceLeroy; 01-25-2002 at 04:37 PM.