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Old 06-19-2003, 09:27 PM   #1
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mounting a windows 2000 hard drive


Hey everyone,

I have been reading and I wanted to know what the correct way to try and mount my win2k hard drive on my redhat 9.0 machine. The windows drive is the slave drive on the machine and I was wondering if there was a quick and easy way to mount, browse, and move files over to the redhat drive? Thanks for the help
 
Old 06-19-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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man mount

Will look something like this:
Code:
mount -t <filesystem-type> /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
If your Win2k is formatted as NTFS, you will most likely only want to make it Read_Only as writing to an NTFS from Linux can trash your system.

A quick search on the forums and you'll find this is ask quite a bit with lots of information already out there.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 09:43 PM   #3
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thanks, but I have another question. Is windows 2k always NTFS, and if not how do I find out what mine is without having to boot it up? Also what filesystem type do I try to mount it as? Thanks and I will search the board for more info.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

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Old 06-19-2003, 09:54 PM   #5
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Originally posted by durden2.0
thanks, but I have another question. Is windows 2k always NTFS, and if not how do I find out what mine is without having to boot it up? Also what filesystem type do I try to mount it as? Thanks and I will search the board for more info.
Well I know for sure you can most likely use:

fdisk -l

That should list all your partitions and the filesystem type. And no, Win2k isn't always NTFS, it can be formatted as FAT32 which you'd probably much rather prefer if you want to write to it from within Linux, as that is totally safe to do.

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows <-- if its ntfs, if its fat32, you'd mount replace ntfs with vfat. Search the forums as this has been asked and answered all the time.
 
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Ok thanks for the help and I got it to working. The drive was vfat instead of NTFS. This means I should be able to mount it as read/write and be ok with it right? Thanks again
 
Old 06-19-2003, 10:27 PM   #7
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Ok thanks for the help and I got it to working. The drive was vfat instead of NTFS. This means I should be able to mount it as read/write and be ok with it right? Thanks again
Yup. Glad to be of help.
 
  


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