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Old 11-12-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
sam18
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Question Ntfs Driver For Mandrake Linux 10.0


hi, it's my first time to use linux and i installed mandrake linux 10.0. but my problem is that i want to access my files in windows xp partition when i'm in linux partition. a friend told me that i should get an ntfs driver that matches my linux konsole. my linux console is 2.6.3-7mdk, and it's hard to find the driver. hope you can help me with this - - you can send me the driver i'm looking for if you have that or give me some helpful tips. thanks for the time.

here's my email addy:
girbaud_eighteen@yahoo.com
 
Old 11-13-2005, 02:53 AM   #2
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as "root":
create a folder in the root directory named "windows"

add a line in /etc/fstab:

/windows /dev/X ntfs ro,auto, defaults 0 0

The windows partition will be mounted a next boot or by "mount /windows". Then you can acess the file on the windows drives.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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>> /windows /dev/X ntfs ro,auto, defaults 0 0

the
Code:
/dev/X
if referring to the device that refers to your windows partition location. so if your windows partition is the first on on your first hard drive it will be
Code:
/dev/hda1
if it is the first partition on the second hd it will be
Code:
/dev/hdb1
and so on. if it would be on somthing other than the first partition the number at the end would change from 1 to somthing else.. the best way to do it the first time may be to to a
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /windows
and see what you get. this way you wont be editing the file everytime it does not work. if it succesfully mounts a drive that is not the right one just unmount it with
Code:
umount /windows
and if it is the right one, follow the previous posts instructions and add that line to /etc/fstab with /dev/X replaced with the appropriate /dev/hdXX information

hth
 
  


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