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Old 03-08-2004, 11:27 PM   #1
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Mounting Win File Systems


I have 2 hds full of stuff that I want to transfer to my linux HD.

These hds will NOT stay in the system, so I dont want to edit fstab (unless its only a temporary modification)

One hd is ntfs and one is fat32. I won't be writing to either drive (just pulling data out) so writing to ntfs isnt an issue here.

Google told me, in order to mount the ntfs drive I do something like this...

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb /mnt/anything

BASH gives me something along the lines of...

Mounting HDB (or something) Something about being read only

THen a pause, then this...

No Media (or something)

Whats the problem? Also, when I mount the fat32 drive, what do I put after the -t flag?
 
Old 03-08-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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you need to specify the partition number, so should be something like /dev/hdb2

/sbin/fdisk -l to find out the list of partitions
for fat32 use "vfat"
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:46 AM   #3
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Well I just use mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win and it works (fat32 partition)
 
Old 03-09-2004, 02:34 AM   #4
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linux cant recognise ntfs, u need 2 install a psecial package.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 07:33 AM   #5
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linux cant recognise ntfs, u need 2 install a special package.
kernels greater than 2.6 (actually some 2.4s do it, but they aren't as stable) have ntfs write support as a kernel option.
 
  


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