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Old 01-06-2006, 03:53 AM   #1
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How to add previously formatted drives containing data


I loaded Suse on a separate hard drive and now want to introduce two other "data containing" hard drives & both are formatted in NTFS. One of the hard drives is bootable into XP.

First I would like to have the drives recgonized in Linux as I want to use WINE & need to access some of the programs on the other two disks.

Second I'd like to know how to boot into that active XP containing drive so I can select XP from the SUSe startup for the rare times I will likely need it..

& yes... I'm so new but... I did manage to get the new Firefox 1.5 up & running with it's own icon on the desktop instead of the old Firefox 1.07 Suse 10 ships with, so with that good start I'm on my way! (I am sure I did not do it the usual way but I did figure at least one way to do it that worked perfectly although it wasn't via the command line method I was told of earlier.

I need to take more time to understand the command line instructions. I've been reading on them.

Any suggestions wwith these HD issues?


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Old 01-06-2006, 04:19 AM   #2
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A.1. create mountpoints e.g.: /windows/c, /windows/d, ...
A.2. add a line to /etc/fstab: /dev/hdx /windows/c ntfs noauto,ro,defaults 0 0

B. Use the Linux bootloader Grub to boot both Linux and Windows
Old 01-06-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Keruskerfuerst
A.1. create mountpoints e.g.: /windows/c, /windows/d, ...
A.2. add a line to /etc/fstab: /dev/hdx /windows/c ntfs noauto,ro,defaults 0 0

B. Use the Linux bootloader Grub to boot both Linux and Windows
Thanks for the help. I'll search around for instructions on how to do that.



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