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niko_nightwind 01-08-2005 12:54 AM

how to access ntfs partitions that do not have an operating system install on them
 
hi there,

i recently just installed fedora core 3 and was able to get access to my windows ntfs partition quiet easily.. but now i am having problems getting access to all the other ntfs partitions on my second hard drive, does any one know how i can get access to them in fedora core 3?

any assistance is greatly appreciated.

niko.

niko.nightwind@gmail.com

stuartr 01-08-2005 01:23 AM

Niko,

What have you tried? What causes you to think that the presence of an OS on the drive makes a difference? Do you think thats air your breathing?

Sorry couldn't resist...

But anyway, if as I suspect the Linux and winblows installs share the same drive, then the reason you are able to see the NTFS partition is that it was recognized by the install program, and was set to mount automatically in /etc/fstab.

Since you can see an NTFS partition at all, it really does not matter that an OS is installed. Try issuing the mount command to see what is mounted and how, then type (as root)

mount /dev/hd'ntfs' /mnt/'place to mount to'

or if that fails due to unrecognized partition type try

mount -t ntfs /dev/hd'ntfs' /mnt/'place to mount to'

obviously you will need to replace 'ntfs' with the drive device and partition number of the ntfs partition (ie hda2 or hdc3), and 'place to mount to' with a directory where you want the files to appear (in this case under the mnt dir tree, though you may prefer /home/niko/windowsstuff/


HTH

niko_nightwind 01-09-2005 11:13 AM

hi stuartr,

guess u r as bling and stupid as you sound.

my question was how to access ntfs partitions on a SECOND hard drive to the hard drive with windows xp and fedora core 3, and i didnt say that fedora core 3 had mounted the windows ntfs partition because it didnt, i did it myself.

anyways, im not going to thank you for your reply, because for one its just plain bulshit because u did not read my intial post properly.

oh and get that pole out of ur ass, speaking to ppl like this:

What have you tried? What causes you to think that the presence of an OS on the drive makes a difference? Do you think thats air your breathing?

will only piss people off, i suggest u learn some manners between now and your next post, and maybe use your head before you do reply to a post.

niko.

egag 01-09-2005 11:35 AM

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will only piss people off, i suggest u learn some manners between now and your next post, and maybe use your head before you do reply to a post.
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agree
i learned that too.......
( stop the flame , no use...)

and for the prob.

what errors do you get when trying to mount or access those partions ?
and can you post your " fstab " file . ?

any ntfs-part. should be mountable.....
( plz. don't ask what i breath....... :) )

egag

niko_nightwind 01-09-2005 11:38 AM

hi egag,

im surprised at another reply so soon, but its really not needed anymore because i already figured the problem out about a day ago, thanks for the reply though anyways.

niko.

Baco 01-09-2005 12:58 PM

wanna share? not that I'm having the same roblem but some1 might have.
Thx!

btw any knows how do I delete/format an windows NTFS partition to Ext3? I wanna get rid of my windows partition.. :p
thx in advance!

Athas 01-09-2005 01:05 PM

I thought that you needed to install linux-ntfs that fedora didn't support ntfs due to legal reasons. Thats what I did anyway I installed linux-ntfs from sourceforge.

egag 01-09-2005 03:48 PM

to format a part to ext3 file-system use :

#mkfs.ext3 /dev/hdxx ( where hdxx is tha partition you want to format )

see " man mkfs.ext3 "

egag

Baco 01-09-2005 04:28 PM

I have used "mke2fs -j -b 1024 /dev/hda1" found out this in another thread, tho thx anyway.

niko_nightwind 01-10-2005 01:19 PM

hi there baco,

i believe the command i used was

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/FolderName

make the folder name whatever you want to call it, it doesnt have to be called FolderName that was just an example.

niko.

holyfeces 01-10-2005 02:36 PM

How did you get the mounting of a ntfs partition to work? From reading the guides and stuff, I thought you could only mount vfat partitions...anyway, I tried it and I got the error "mount: fs ntfs not supported by kernel" I have the latest kernel for fc3, so do you guys have something extra that I need? besides a brain? Also, I have my ntfs windows partition on my master hard drive (hda1), and my fc3 partition on my slave drive, if that matters at all.

niko_nightwind 01-11-2005 03:49 AM

hi holyfeces,

yes your right there is a patch if u can call it that i guess that needs to be added on to the kernel before you can use the command mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/FolderName . sorry that i didnt mention it earlier. just search for it through a search engine like i did, it wasnt to hard to find. oh and no it doesnt matter that the ntfs partitions are on a slave drive, because most the partitions that i mount are on a second hard drive, so it shouldnt really be a problem as far as i know.

niko.

Baco 01-16-2005 07:44 AM

Weird I have installed fc3 and I have acess to my ntfs partitions...and I haven't add any patch :p

BTW it wasn't my asking about how to mount ntfs partitions I just wanted to format one :)

kornerr 01-16-2005 09:47 AM

Niko, you're a motherf***er. :)
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