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Old 10-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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how to open windows hard drive in opensuse12.2 and vice versa


i am totally new to this opensource world .In my laptop opensuse12.2 and windows7 ultimate both are installed. The filesystem of windows hard drive is NTFS and the file system of opensuse hard drive is ext4.i am not able to open the windows hard drive in opensuse and i don't seen the linux hard drive in windows7.
 
Old 10-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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Windows doesn't recognize linux partitions.
To view windows from linux you need ntfs-3g & permission to mount external hdds.
What error message are you getting.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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Hi ajay,
For NTFS to work in read and write mode you need to install ntsf-3g (if not already installed)
once it's installed you should beable to do this:
Code:
 mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sd<X> </some/mount/point>
For windows you need a special driver to allow windows to see the partition.
http://www.ext2fsd.com/
 
Old 10-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Hi ajay,
For NTFS to work in read and write mode you need to install ntsf-3g (if not already installed)
once it's installed you should beable to do this:
Code:
 mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sd<X> </some/mount/point>


For windows you need a special driver to allow windows to see the partition.
http://www.ext2fsd.com/
where should i code this in opensuse terminal or windows commandline?? mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sd<X> </some/mount/point>[/code]
 
Old 10-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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where should i code this in opensuse terminal or windows commandline?? mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sd<X> </some/mount/point>[/code]
Linux commandline... keep in mind, you need to know what drive linux sees windows as /sda1 /sdb1 /sdc1 /sdd1 etc... also the mount point must exist (the directory of were you wish to mount the drive)
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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Linux commandline... keep in mind, you need to know what drive linux sees windows as /sda1 /sdb1 /sdc1 /sdd1 etc... also the mount point must exist (the directory of were you wish to mount the drive)
in linux mounting a filesystem means creating a directory in windows??
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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in linux mounting a filesystem means creating a directory in windows??

what do you mean by code??
 
Old 10-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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What he is saying is that the Windows partitions look to Linux like a hard drive device... designated as something like /dev/sdb1 or similar... That /dev/sdX# device must be "mounted," essentially giving the system a place to reference the drive. That would typically be something like /mnt/WindowsDrive, or something like that. Also, NTFS file formats need to have the appropriate support enabled in order to use them. Make extremely sparing use of NTFS while in Linux. While it's been reverse engineered to an extent, it isn't 100% perfect.

Windows can be given the ability to access Linux partitions, by the use of third party drivers. As I do not run Windows in any meaningful way, I have no idea where to get those drivers or how good they are. I would say the same rule would apply to accessing Linux file systems in Windows,... do it sparingly.

It's actually easier to access file systems across platforms by using Samba network shares between running systems,... more so than across file formats/partitions on the same machine,... as crazy as that sounds. That or an external USB drive...
 
  


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