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This is the message that shows up when linux is booting:
[mntent] line 8 in /etc/fstab is bad
[mntent] line 8 in /etc/fstab is bad
It wasnt hda2, it is hda7 right??
My brother has messed up with the partitions for Windows,
Any tip on how to fix that? It says that both partitions are ntfs, maybe one of they is, i dont think the other one is ntfs too, well i dont know.
In the other hand, about accessing the win2000 partitions, what should i write in /etc/fstab so i can read, write and execute, should i erased the ro? and replace it with rwx??
Originally posted by Electronkz On the other hand, about accessing the win2000 partitions, what should i write in /etc/fstab so i can read, write and execute, should i erased the ro? and replace it with rwx??
Just to let you know and not sure why others haven't mentioned this, NTFS is basically read-only as write is not supported at this time and experimental. It can do more damage to your NTFS partition when writing to it from Linux at this time and not recommended.
And do NOT write in NTFS, it is not safe. It is dangerous to your filez to be writing in NTFS from Linux, it is not supported yet, you can read, yes, but not write. Watch out, I know a guy who messed up his files doing that
It may be that your disto does not come with write capability to NTFS for it is dangerous to your files, I am guessing here though. I do not think it would be wise to let a disto where a noob not knowing the consequences, would write in NTFS. Which is why, I think, FC1 doesnt come with read or write capability. I may be wrong though. A lot of assumptions here
I am using Mandrake 9.2, they recommended me to start with Mandrake because is more user friendly, anyway, i didn't know that about that i shouldn't write on a NTFS partition, cause it may produce unwanted consequences,
but if there is any consequences they will affect only windows, right?
If so, i think i will take the risk,
any idea of how to do it???
Yeah, listen to him ^^^^. There is no point, because the writing you do to it, may not even work. So why bother? Know what I mean? If you really want to acess the drive, convert it to fat32 using partition magic. It is pay but, whatever. Its worth it in my opinion, a very easy to use partitioner.