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Old 07-08-2002, 09:12 PM   #1
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How to see Ntfs Partitions


Hi,

I am very new to Linux. I just downloaded and installed Mandrake v8.2 I was wondering how to get linux so I can see my NTFS partitions so I may transfer data back and fourth.

Any help would be nice.

:^)
 
Old 07-08-2002, 09:19 PM   #2
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Your kernel needs ntfs support. I'm not sure if Mandrake compiles all drivers as modules or not, but you can try a "modprobe ntfs" from a root prompt.

After that it's just a matter of mounting the partition and playing with your data.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 12:37 AM   #3
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mandrake actually installs ntfs by default. so all you would have to do is mount your ntfs partition, if it isn't already. One way to check is to see if you have a /mnt/windows directory. As for transfering data back and forth, it just would be able to go from NT to linux, because the support for NTFS is just read only in linux, write support would destroy the NTFS stuffs, from it being a journalized FS I guess, because there is a ext explorer for linux which allows you to transfer files from linux to windows, and it doesn't like to write to ext3. here is the link to the windows explorer for linux partitions. http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm
hope this helps
 
Old 07-09-2002, 01:01 AM   #4
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If you do a search on this subject you will see a ton of threads on it for future reference
 
Old 07-09-2002, 05:07 AM   #5
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Ok I made a mnt/windows thing for my d:\ NTFS drive. But I can only access the data if I'm the root user. I would like to be the root user all the time WITHOUT ANY PASSWORD; OR PASSWORD check. How to I set linux to logon the root user by default all the time??

Ultimately I was trying to access my wallpaper Images so I could get some desktop wllpaper going on in Linux. I copied all of my wall paper over to root/images and then right clicked my desktop as selected use picture for wallpaper. Then I selected streach so the wallpaper would always fit. Instead of putting up ANY of the pictures it just has a white screen. No matter what picture I assign that I copied it is sitll a white background. What's up with that.

Also no matter how many times I set it I can't seem to get the web browser to rememmber my home page.

By the way thanks for the help so far; it looks at though I will be in the newbie forum for a LONG time.

:^)

Last edited by Optimus; 07-09-2002 at 05:23 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 11:40 AM   #6
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I wouldn't suggest having root being enabled without a password, there is a better alternative, you can just chmod the ntfs partition, by doing a chmod 444 /mnt/windows, this should make it so that you can access the drive. I hope that this would help you.
 
Old 08-08-2002, 09:42 AM   #7
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I tried what you mentioned above, but the windows path still says that I don't have the necessary permissions to view it.
 
Old 08-08-2002, 10:22 AM   #8
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Try this as the root user:
chmod -R 444 /mnt/windows

Then logout and log back in as normal user to see if it works properly.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 03:26 AM   #9
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when creating a new directory as root in any other directory, i can not access it from my normal user. How do i set the user permission when i am creating the directory? Also, if i copy a file from /dev/hdb1 (which is an ntfs partition) to my home directory, it automatically is denying access unless i am root. can i set a default permission on a file copy?
 
Old 08-10-2002, 11:57 AM   #10
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place(or modify if it already exists) this line in your /etc/fstab :

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,user,noauto,uid=<id> 0 0

Last edited by A-dummy; 08-10-2002 at 12:15 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 06:05 PM   #11
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that didn't work. can i do a chmod and correct the permissions?
 
Old 08-11-2002, 04:18 AM   #12
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ok remove that uid=<your-user-id> & put umask=022 so your
line should read like this:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,user,noauto,umask=022 0 0

remount it.....frankly,I have never mounted ntfs myself (hv got
fat32 here ).....so it's all from man pages......
 
Old 08-11-2002, 07:26 PM   #13
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here the error:

Unable to enter file:/winnt.
You do not have access
rights to this location.



this is in file manager as my normal user. as root, i have access.
 
Old 08-13-2002, 05:29 AM   #14
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Will this method of mounting an NTFS partition work in redhat 7.1?

Thanks
 
Old 08-13-2002, 11:28 PM   #15
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Streams, check this out, may work for you:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=27843

scroll down to my reply on that thread above. Some good ways to get NTFS to work
 
  


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