LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
Blackout_08
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
Mounting NTFS Primary Slave HD


Alright i have a 120gb hd and i want to be able to read from it in linux so i can play music. Anyone in simple english can explain to me how it is done, step by step? Im really new to Red Hat 9. My linux drive is on the secondary chain as master, my Xp drive is the Primary Master and the hd i want to have access to on Linux is the Primary Slave. Can someone help me out?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
Berhanie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: phnom penh
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 1,625

Rep: Reputation: 165Reputation: 165
First, let's find out the kind of filesystem on the drive you want to view (the primary slave): using linux, type
"fdisk -l /dev/hdb" as root.

If it is not NTFS, skip the next paragraph.

If, it is NTFS, then, unless you inherited your redhat installation from a previous user, you will have to download an rpm package which will allow you to view ntfs filesystems. Before doing that, find out which kernel version you're using by typing "uname -r". Then, as a regular user (not as root), fetch the appropriate rpm for your kernel from http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/ and install it as root by typing "rpm -i filename", where filename is the name of the file you just downloaded. If you're using gnome or kde, I think you can also install it by clicking on the icon of the file (or something like that).

Post back when you've reached this stage.

Last edited by Berhanie; 02-02-2004 at 12:10 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:08 PM   #3
lorenzo111
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: REDHAT9,MANDRAKE 9.2,LIBRANET 2.8.1,ELX
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Having a similar problem with Fedora Core2 have my windows xp setup as my slave drive updated my /etc/fstab to mount my windows C: drive I can view my C: drive just fine but it wont allow me to mount my D: drive when i tried to add another line in /etc/fstab it said it wasnt recognized what can I do both are ntfs directories installed the rpm to view them I know its something simple
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
Marc A
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Bxl Europe
Distribution: Debian/Ubuntu
Posts: 84

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi,

So you first hd is linux (hda1). Your second disk is slave (hdb1).
What do you call D: ? Is that a second partition on slave (hdb2)? or another disk either secondary master or slave (hdc hdd)?

how do you write the line to add in fstab and how does it compare to hte one for Hdb1?

Good luck,
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #5
Berhanie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: phnom penh
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 1,625

Rep: Reputation: 165Reputation: 165
Primary master = /dev/hda
Primary slave = /dev/hdb
Secondary master = /dev/hdc
Secondary slave = /dev/hdd

Your "C" partition, i suppose, is on hdb (?)
if so, then you probably have a line similar to this in your fstab:
Code:
/dev/hdb1    /mnt/windows      ntfs     noauto,user,umask=0   0  0
This says that your "C" partition is the first partition on hard drive hdb.

Now, where is your "D" partition? Is it also on hdb? Most likely it is the second partition of hdb, i.e. hdb2. In that case you should add a line to your fstab that looks just like the entry for the "C" partition, except that /dev/hdb2 appears instead of /dev/hdb1, like this:
Code:
/dev/hdb2    /mnt/windows      ntfs     noauto,user,umask=0   0  0
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #6
masand
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: INDIA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Solaris,CentOS
Posts: 5,522

Rep: Reputation: 58
have u tried
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/
if this does not work for u then try compiling ur kernel wih NTFS support

regards
gaurav
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual boot primary Linspire & XP primary slave? watmonki Linspire/Freespire 5 11-01-2005 09:16 PM
Linux 10 on primary Slave rich.jt Linare 6 09-06-2004 04:15 AM
boot loader, MBR, redhat9 on primary slave, winxp on primary master samik Linux - Hardware 4 10-15-2003 09:55 PM
Using a primary/secondary HD slave mvendramini Linux - Hardware 4 04-20-2003 12:45 PM
Problems mounting NTFS slave jstef Linux - General 5 02-05-2003 04:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration