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ok, i'll start from the beginning.
first i installed windows xp on my 40GB harddriver (NTFS)
then i installed partition magic, and split my partition into two pieces. one is 25 GB for windows, the other is 15GB for linux. the linux partition is Linux EXT 3 ( iam not sure if thats fat32 or what)
ok, then i installed mandrake on the 15GB hard driver, everything is good.
but now recently i went back into windows, and i split my 25GB containing windows into two. i made a 15GB and 10GB hard drive. the 10GB is for storing movies, etc.
but now from mandrake i cannot access the 10GB hard driver, it doesnt even show up. in the /mnt/ i only c floppy, cdrom and windows. if i click on windows it leads me straight to my C drive, which is the original windows instllation drive. how am i suppose to access the newly created 10GB D drive? any ideas?
also, another questions. should i make this newly created 10GB partition NTFS, fat32, linux ext3 or linux ext 2?
what i wanna do is be able to both READ and WRITE from the 10GB partition from BOTH windows and mandrake linux. i thought a long time ago i heard someone say its hard for linux to write onto a NTFS partition, but i am not sure
linux partition is Linux EXT 3 ( iam not sure if thats fat32 or what)
Nope, it's not fat32 & it's not readable from windows
use vfat/ fat32(same thing) for access from Linux & Windows
from mandrake i cannot access the 10GB hard drive
you haven't told it where it's at yet...
how am i suppose to access the newly created 10GB D drive?
fdisk -l /dev/hda
This will give you a list of partitions on the first drive.
/dev/hda1 <-- Probably C:\
/dev/hda2 <- Probably Linux
/dev/hda3 <- Probably dos extended partition
/dev/hda4 <- Probably not there
/dev/hda5 <- Probably your new partition (D:\)
assuming your new partition is /dev/hda5 -- use the value found in the output from above command.
edit /etc/fstab and add the following line (remember, I'm assuming /dev/hda5 - ymmv):
alright guyz, thx for the fast reply. i'll try it now.
and, so if i want both windows and linux to share (read and write) on my movie partition it's gotta be fat32 right? windows has no problem writing and reading from fat32? (i wonder why win xp only installs on NTFS...)