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Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
Typically, hda is the first hard drive, hdb is the second, hdc the third, etc.
Partitions are numbers following the letters. hda1 is your first partition on your first drive, hda2 is the second on the first drive, hdb3 is the third partition on the second drive. Pretty simple once you get used to the idea that drives and partitions are folders. Also avoids the old windows problem of "moving" drives...if you add another cdrom drive or similar.
As for the /mnt/X portion, the 'X' is up to you. All you have to do is make sure there is a directory in /mnt that matches /mnt/X. This is a nice feature, as it allows you flexibility in your naming scheme. In fact, it offers more than that, as you don't even have to mount it in the /mnt directory. It's not always a good idea, for security reasons, but you could mount a drive in your /home directory, or (like debian does) in the / directory.
C:\ 1- Primary Fat32 (windows) : SHOULD BE hda1
D:\ 1- Non-Dos -15000mb -linux partition (don't know which one though): SHOULD BE hda5
2- Non-Dos -500mb - Again Linux, don't know.: hda6
3- NTFS - 30000mb - The partition i want to mount. : hda7
/dev/hda7 /mnt/ntfs ntfs noauto,owner,user,ro 0 1
this should do the trick
BUT NEVER TRY TO WRITE ANYTHING IN THE NTFS PARTITION.
.... and if you want to write to hda7, you should reformat it to FAT32. it's the easiest way to have it be readable by both windows and linux. of course formatting only works if there's no data on it you want to keep.
woulden't the partition I want to mount be "hdb3" not "hdb7", since i only have a total of 4 partitions on both drives.. if my logic is correct the 3rd partition on the second drive should be "hdb3", as indicated by scott_R... please correct me if i am wrong.