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Old 09-23-2003, 11:29 PM   #1
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mounting windows problem


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I intended to view my windows xp files from linux.I used an rpm and did it.When i did it i could see my windows files.
However the next time when i logged on as root i could only see the windows folder under /mnt.
But i could not see the files inside that folder.
Why is this so
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Old 09-23-2003, 11:45 PM   #2
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" i could only see the windows folder under /mnt."

You need to mount the Windows partition on the mountpoint directory. If you want that to happen automatically every time you boot then put an entry in /etc/fstab for the Windows partition.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:46 AM   #3
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Could you please tell me what entries i need to put in /etc/fstab.
Thank you
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:51 AM   #4
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Here is a good explanation by DrOzz:


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...xp+mount+fstab
 
Old 09-26-2003, 01:58 AM   #5
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Hi
I did as told of mounting windows partition so as to view from linux.I can view my windows files and everything.However there is one thing i need to do.
I have a user abc who has folder test which he wishes to copy to windows folder.How can this user do this.
Thanks
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Old 09-26-2003, 07:53 AM   #6
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If the windows partition is NTFS then writing is not recommended.

If the windows partition is vfat then you need to add the following option to its entry in fstab:

umask=000
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:54 AM   #7
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Hi
How can i find out if the windows version is vfat or NTFS.I have an XP operating system.
I feel it is ntfs.But I am not sure.
Ajay
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:57 AM   #8
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In windows use diskmanager, the GUI will display filesystem type. In linux log in as root and use the fdisk command

fdisk -l (thats a small L)
 
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if it's ntfs and you don't have support for it you'll need this (don't use ntfs on linux for anything critical, it sorta works, but it really sucks):

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/


here's a couple man pages that might help you:

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/fdisk.8.html

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/mount.8.html

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man5/fstab.5.html


good luck!
 
Old 09-26-2003, 04:02 PM   #10
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"I feel it is ntfs."

If it is then you can create a small vfat partition somewhere. Both Windows and Linux can read/write to the vfat partition.
 
  


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