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I'm using Mandrake 10 and my windows partion is FAT.
KDE automatically shows (mounts) the windows partion and I can copy any of the files. I even accidentally opened a file, instead of copying it first, from Open Office but, as an earlier poster suggested, this is not a good a good idea
open /etc/fstab as root and the fellowing line:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat noauto,user 0 0
remember to swich /dev/hda1 with the right partition or harddisk. Also remember to create the /mnt/windows dir.
Now you can (u)mount the drive with: (u)mount /mnt/windows
yes you can... try to fined : kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.9-1.667smp-2.1.20-0.rr.3.3.i686.rpm (that is for Fedora Core 3) but search for kernel-module-ntfs and you will find it...
So after installing it you will be able to monut ntfs like you did with fat32(/etc/fstab.... )the problem is you will not be able to write on ntfs from linux. You only will be able to copy. I think yoy should give access 777 (chmod 777) to the mount point, but I'm not shure). I had not tried.
Put it in your rc.* scripts (located in /etc/rc.d/) or the scripts in init.d (but I have Slackware, so I don't have that directory). You have to be root to be able to edit those. Maybe mount can be used too, but I'm not sure how. If you can do it through mount instead of smbmount, you could even put those things in fstab. Otherwise, I'd choose to add a few lines to rc.local.