Thanks Megaman X...
just to tell you more about what i did...
my WindowsXP Pro used to be in NTFS... the partition can only be viewed as Read only
in my Mandrake 9.2, then windows got a little bit unstable (unexpected) so i just reformatted
my PC, a 500MHz AMD K6-II w/128 SDRAM in a ~4.5GB Primary partition.
i reinstalled lilo and went to diskdrake hoping to solve my problem, i converted my
used to be NTFS settings to Fat32... at first i cant write on it even if i reboot my machine,
but just this time when i tried... its already fine. i was able to copy my fstab file on my windows
desktop. and here it is...
/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,sync,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat user,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
i tried to have that situation that you suggested, NTFS w/ Fat32 w/ EXT3 but i installed
my linux on several or a couple of my primary partitions... because i thought linux needs to be
installed in a primary partition, plus the swap and the home directory (i guess).
but i think it doesnt matter very much now... maybe next time... i hope everything
in my fstab is all right.
i appreciate your kindness Mr. Megaman X... thanks