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Old 09-29-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
cmgannon26
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ntfs with linux?


Hey,
I just installed slack and I was wondering how I would be able to access my windows files from my slack partition. How do I mount an NTFS partition?
TIA
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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Put an entry like this
Code:
/dev/hda1        /XP              ntfs        user,umask=1000,ro,auto      1   0
into /etc/fstab, and you must enable ntfs support in your kernel.
NB: ntfs support as ro (read only) is okay, but rw (read write)
is still experimental, and not recommended.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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usually what i do, i would make a small partition of a couple gigs using FAT32. If I ever need to access files between my WinXP and Linux box i would just make sure those files get put into that FAT32 storage area (being that you can safely read and write to it in both linux and winxp).

I usually dont mind trying experimental things but I cant risk corrupting my NTFS file system. Has anyone success stories writing to NTFS??

Also for a project....with an extra computer setup a samba file server, for file access network wide!
AHH just trying to spark some flames!!
 
Old 09-29-2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by animehair
usually what i do, i would make a small partition of a couple gigs using FAT32. If I ever need to access files between my WinXP and Linux box i would just make sure those files get put into that FAT32 storage area (being that you can safely read and write to it in both linux and winxp).

I usually dont mind trying experimental things but I cant risk corrupting my NTFS file system. Has anyone success stories writing to NTFS??

Also for a project....with an extra computer setup a samba file server, for file access network wide!
AHH just trying to spark some flames!!
you might try googling
"captive file system for linux"
 
Old 09-29-2004, 08:15 PM   #5
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I changed by FSTAB file and now when I try to mount /dev/hda1 i get a mount point not found error...
 
Old 09-29-2004, 08:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by cmgannon26
I changed by FSTAB file and now when I try to mount /dev/hda1 i get a mount point not found error...
When you post, please post the command you issued which
returned that particular error. Example...
Code:
mingdao@james:~$ mount /mnt/let_me_guess
mount: can't find /mnt/let_me_guess in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
mingdao@james:~$ mount /XP
mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /XP busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda1 is already mounted on /XP
mingdao@james:~$ su
Password:
root@james:/home/mingdao# mkdir /mnt/Win_blows_chunks
root@james:/home/mingdao# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/Win_blows_chunks/
mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /mnt/Win_blows_chunks/ busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda1 is mounted on /XP
root@james:/home/mingdao# exit
exit
mingdao@james:~$ mount /mnt/sdb1
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
mingdao@james:~$
root@paul:/home/mingdao# mount /dev/hdc8 /mnt/XP
mount: mount point /mnt/XP does not exist
You gotta give us something to run with...

We can assume you didn't create the mount point,
but why make us guess?

Did you make a mount point and what did you add to /etc/fstab?
 
  


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