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Old 09-22-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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partions how to?


Im a noobie and have mandrake 10.1. Can I view other NTFS partions and drives? So I can import book marks and music? What do I view it with?

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Old 09-22-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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Yes you can although I wouldn't recommend trying to change anything as the NTFS drivers aren't great at writing ( it will probably distroy the disk ).

You probably just need to mount it, open up a terminal, and su to root.

The type
mkdir /mnt/winDisk
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdXX /mnt/winDisk

It does n't have to be winDisk just what every you want to call it, hdX is the device of the disk

hda primary master
hdb primary slave
hdc secondary master
hdd secondary slave

this should be followed by a one for the partition, ie first partiton on the primary master would be hda1. If this works you can add it to the /etc/fstab file to make it permanant, just add a line like

/dev/hda1 /mnt/winDisk ntfs auto,ro,users,umask=000 0 0

I think this will work. If you get problems with not being able to read the disk check for packages that have the ntfs drivers for your linux kernel.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 08:09 PM   #3
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OK I tryed the commands and I got a mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /mnt/winDisk busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda1 is mounted on /mnt/win_c
 
Old 09-22-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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Mandrake will typically configure all existing partitions. So your windows drives should be already mounted and you should be able to view them by navigating to the /mnt directory.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 02:29 PM   #5
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Then its already been done, just do

cd /mnt/win_c

or browse to it in a file manager.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:55 PM   #6
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simular problem

I've got FC5 and can't access my NTFS drives (got windows as well) can i do this in linux??

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Old 09-21-2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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I've got FC5 and can't access my NTFS drives (got windows as well) can i do this in linux??
yes, you just need to put NTFS module to kernel.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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On a side note, the NTFS writing in the 3g driver is actually pretty stable now. It's not quote so bad. I wouldn't recommend using NTFS as your primary file system, but I beleive you can make small writes now without a problem.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 05:37 PM   #9
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yes, you just need to put NTFS module to kernel.
how do i do that??
 
Old 09-24-2006, 05:42 PM   #10
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how do i do that??
You download the RPM from here[1]

[1] - http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/187/

-Kristijan
 
Old 09-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #11
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Mandrake won't mount NTFS partitions by default. It will mount FAT partitions by default. Probably win_C is a FAT partition.
 
  


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