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Old 01-31-2005, 08:23 AM   #16
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inserted this in my fstab:

/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,ro 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_e vfat umask=0 0 0


still didnt work... i also created the directories using the mkdir command... what could be wrong here???
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:30 AM   #17
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after all that did you reboot?
reboot or run commands 'umount -a' then 'mount -a'
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:45 AM   #18
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i rebboted my machine after doing that...

now i tried the :

mount -t /dev/hdb1 vfat /mnt/win_e

it says "fat32 not supported by kernel"
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:49 AM   #19
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whoa!! wait a minute!! i see it now!!!... it's working now... it seems i got confused... didnt know where to look thats what!!! thanks man!!! u have been a big help...

thanks for that config that u posted...!!!

now im off to other matters on to the world of opensource... ill keep you posted!! more power!!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 08:53 AM   #20
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Thank you too.
Do you have ICQ? If so, send me it, or say 'yes I have ICQ' and I'll send you my UIN to mailbox that is in your Properties

Last edited by RomanG; 01-31-2005 at 08:56 AM.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:04 AM   #21
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still can mount ntfs but it doesnt really matter...

i dont have icq.. plan to get icq on of these days.. i have yahoo messenger though... onehotdudeman is my id (if u have yahoo messenger).. i'd like to chat some more with u... u've really been a great help

tnx again!!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 01:43 PM   #22
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correcting RomanG:
chmod o+w /etc/fstab sets write permission for _other_, not owner (which is actually a bad idea). What you probably meant was chmod u+w, adding w-permission to the user (owning the file). Say 'man chmod' for more specific instructions and specs of chmod.

Jonas
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:43 PM   #23
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change
/dev/hda5 /mnt / vfat defaults 0 0
to
/dev/hda5 /mnt /win_c vfat defaults 0 0

and
mkdir /mnt/win_dir
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:52 AM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by jonaskoelker
correcting RomanG:
chmod o+w /etc/fstab sets write permission for _other_, not owner (which is actually a bad idea). What you probably meant was chmod u+w, adding w-permission to the user (owning the file). Say 'man chmod' for more specific instructions and specs of chmod.

Jonas
Many many thanks for correctingg me. I automatically wrote chmod o+w because was changing permissions to one file at that time, so man chmod - first, then all above...
Thanks to you, jonaskoelker again.
So chmod o-w - take write permissions from others back, then chmod u+w - give write permissions to owner (user) of the file(the root is). Jonas, Am I right?


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/dev/hda5 /mnt / vfat defaults 0 0
to
/dev/hda5 /mnt /win_c vfat defaults 0 0

and
mkdir /mnt/win_dir
/dev/hda5 /mnt / vfat defaults 0 0 - I' sorry, where did you get it? It seems to me I was correct.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:57 AM   #25
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1. Log into your Linux system.
2. Open up an xterm or konsole. Do this by looking on the startbar and using the "Run Command" or similar option. Try to run xterm or konsole - you should have one (or both) of them on any relatively recent distro.
3. When the window opens and the prompt comes up, type su and press enter.
4. You should now be prompted for your root user password. Type it and press enter.
5. At the following prompt type

mkdir /mnt/win

and press enter.
6. Then type vi /etc/fstab. Press enter.
7. Move the cursor to the bottom of the list and press END.
8. Press A (ignore if it moans about editing a write-only file) and enter.
9. Type

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat user,exec,dev,suid,rw,umask=000,auto 0 0

10. Press escape.
11. Type :w! (just like that - colon, w ! and press Enter.
12. Log out of superuser mode in the xterm, close the xterm and reboot.
13. You should now have acces to your FAT32 partition in Linux as /mnt/win
14. NOTE----- As far as I know Linux DOES NOT yet read NTFS partitions. So if you installed XP with NTFS, you're outta luck.

Regards!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:15 AM   #26
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Stefan, how to know if pre-compiled kernel that comes with his distro supports mounting NTFS & FAT?
'modprobe -l' or 'modprobe -c'? And what about if he has no such compiled modules at all or has them built-in into kernel?
Thank you.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:29 AM   #27
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hello guys... actually my system can see the ntfs partition, it only cannot mount it.

thanks again for all your inputs!!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:32 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by RomanG
Stefan, how to know if pre-compiled kernel that comes with his distro supports mounting NTFS & FAT?
'modprobe -l' or 'modprobe -c'? And what about if he has no such compiled modules at all or has them built-in into kernel?
Thank you.
Hmm.. very good point. There is no way to know. What I suggested would ONLY work if he had such support compiled into the kernel of course. Thanks for correcting me - I should have mentioned that.

Its one more reason to like RedHat - GO REDHAT!! Such commonly needed stuff (like FAT32 support) seems to always be where you want it - in the kernel, ready to be used.
 
  


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