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Old 05-26-2003, 07:11 PM   #1
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mounting windows


i want to mount my windows drive in redhat 9

how do i know which hda is the windows one, and is it just a case of typing mount /dev/hda?????????????

or is there more to it, i tried to search the archive but couldnt find reference to the specific problem

thanks

andy
 
Old 05-26-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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what file system are you using ?

FAT
FAT32
or NTFS

???

if you are using NTFS (windows NT / Windows 2000)
you will need to download a kernel module to read the disk, and it is not yet safe to write to a NTFS disk under linux.. you should only use it to read from.

and although you can convert FAT to NTFS without losing any datam i dont think you can convert from NTFS to fat without re-formating

Last edited by qwijibow; 05-26-2003 at 07:21 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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windows is fat32 i think
 
Old 05-26-2003, 11:40 PM   #4
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There is hundreds of posts on this website asking for help mounting windows drives.

To see how your drive is partitioned run the command as root
fdisk -l (thats is small L)


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...unt+fat3+fstab
 
Old 05-27-2003, 12:31 AM   #5
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Nay, WinXP uses NTFS, in that case browse:
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

Last edited by lokee; 05-27-2003 at 08:37 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 09:25 AM   #6
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Winxp will use either fs. If you are using fat32 already then
michaelk's post and link above should be all that you need.
If you have ntfs you can consider setting up a fat32 partition
for shared data.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:06 PM   #7
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If your using NTFS file system its a bad idea to mount your Windows partition... although Linux had NTFS support now.. its still unstable...
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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Write access to NTFS is unstable, but Read Access works fine.
 
  


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