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Old 03-29-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
amebimus
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mounting ntfs partitions on fedora core 2


first of all my distro is fedora core 2 with the latest updates.i have two windows partitions of windowsne of fat32 and one of ntfs
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdb: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb2 1 27744 13982944+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb3 * 27745 158815 66059784 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb5 1 7883 3972969 83 Linux
/dev/hdb6 13873 27744 6991456+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hdb7 7884 8898 511528+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb8 8899 13872 2506864+ 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
the fat32 one is /dev/hdb6 and i succeded to mount it with write permissions.the ntfs partition is /dev/hdb3 and i can't succeed to mount it. my second problem is that i can't boot in windows 2000,from my grub bootloader.some of my friends said i destroyed my windows partitions but i want to repair them and i now it's possible.my grub.conf looks like this
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,4)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb5
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.10-1.770_FC2)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.770_FC2 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.10-1.770_FC2.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1
if anybody can help me please do....i will be thankfull
 
Old 03-29-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hey-
Fedora has no ntfs support. Don't let that bring you down though. I hate saying these words, but you'll have to use windows to fix this one. Get partition magic and convert the volume to fat32. With that in mind it looks like you are going to have to get that boot loader working first. You need dev/hdb3 (thats your ntfs so I assumed its your windows boot volume) in your boot loader. If it won't boot from that volume at all then throw your windows cd in. It'll see that partition so you should have no problem reinstalling.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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what do i have to modify to my bootloader for it to work?yes, /dev/hdb3 is my windows boot partition...if i put the windows 2000 cd in and boot from it i can enter the windows,not just reinstall it?because i know that if i put the cd in it installs the system,which i don't want
 
Old 03-29-2005, 05:52 PM   #4
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Not sure if this will help, but it is worth a try. In grub.conf I have a slightly different entry to start WinNT. It looks like...
Code:
Title Windows NT
  rootnoverify (hd0,2)
  makeactive
  chainloader +1
If this doesn't work you may need to use the repair feature on the Windows CD. I can't give you much guidance on this, but will tell you that I have been able to get more than one computer back in operation using it. The repair documentation is also very weak.

On another note, the NTFS partition will not be accessible using Fedora Core 2 without making some adjustments. There is a sourceforge project that has been going on for sometime to make NTFS accessible from within Linux. They have succeeded in making read only access available, but read write access is not yet a reality. Check out http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/ for details.

Bill
 
Old 03-31-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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Did it help?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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of course not it's a simple thing i tried many times
 
Old 03-31-2005, 06:15 PM   #7
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Quote:
of course not it's a simple thing i tried many times
Did u especially take note of "makeactive". It makes a difference. Try it again.





Quote:
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Whay do u mean by that? You modified the "fdisk -l" output that you have posted here. Plzz provide the exact output.
Are there any other hard disks in the system?

For the time being, try this:

rootnoverify (hd0,1)
makeactive
chainloader +1

see if windows boot.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:27 PM   #8
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Based your terse reply I'm suprised that I'm following up on this thread. I noticed on your initial post that you are giving partition information for /dev/hdb. This normally indicates the second hard drive on the system. Do you have more than one drive and if so what is on the first drive? If you want to boot from the second drive you will need to address this in grub.conf using hd1 rather than hd0.

One thing that seems a little strange about your partition information is that your first partition is /dev/hdb2. The first partition is normally /dev/hdb1. I suppose this could happen when you set up partitions and it probably isn't a big deal, just not what I normally see.

Bill
 
  


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