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Old 03-01-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Seeing my Windows Files....WHY?????


Why am I seeing my Windows files in the mnt/windows/ directory?????

How can I remove them??

If i remove them will this cause a conflict in Linux or Windows???? I am seeing my Windows Program Files and everything in the /mnt/windows/

How can I remove these? And will it cause a problem if I do remove them?
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:12 PM   #2
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hi
Is this a joke ?

I should think you have your windows partition mounted in /mnt/windows. Verfiy with

cat /etc/fstab

Theres no comflict, in fact most people see it as useful to retrive files from windows without having to reboot.

Last edited by darkRoom; 03-01-2005 at 08:28 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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No it's normal, but windows is crap, why does everyone dual boot windows.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha..............

I am dual-booting, but I use Windows like .0000000001% of the time.....

But is it normal to have these files in there or not? And how could I remove them?

I verified with the cat fstab command and the results were No Such File or directory.....

Last edited by wardialer; 03-01-2005 at 08:21 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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wtf? are serious?? dude.. you're distro automatically added you Windows partition to your fstab... edit it(as root) and remove/comment the line that says something like:

/mnt/windows /dev/hdax ntfs defaults 0 0

or something similar (the /mnt/windows is the line you're looking for)

this is a normal operation.. i don't know why you're concerned with this?? You can't write anything to the windows partition.. only read..
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:22 PM   #6
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You are seeing them becuase linux is mounting your windows partition in /mnt/windows. To remove them just umount the partition ...

umount /mnt/windows

To prevent linux from automatically mounting you windows partition at boot just add a "noauto" in column 4 of you /etc/fstab file. Then in the future, if for some reason you want to mount you windows parition:

mount /mnt/windows
do some stuff... whatever you like
umount /mnt/windows

If you never want to mount the partition agian, just delete the line containing /mnt/windows in it from your /etc/fstab file.

You are just umounting it. You will still be able to boot into windows.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:23 PM   #7
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Ok I got it.... WARNING....SLOW TYPER...

Last edited by wardialer; 03-01-2005 at 08:24 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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man windows sucks ass, the only excuse i got for using it is for my all-in-one printer and webcam.....

*And I still dont use it
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:28 PM   #9
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Ok, what should I remove for here the /etc/fstab???
Should I remove the following line???? /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
My question is, from what point and what end should I remove the line??? Until it says unamask=0 0 0???? Or, what???

Code:
/dev/hda8 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda5 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /root ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 /swap ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda9 swap swap defaults 0 0

Last edited by wardialer; 03-01-2005 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:34 PM   #10
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Should I remove this: /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,umask=0 0 0
or the whole thing???

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0


Which PART OF THE LINE do I have to remove???

Last edited by wardialer; 03-01-2005 at 08:37 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 09:01 PM   #11
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Pretty sure you need only remove the
Code:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs iocharset=iso8859-1,ro,umask=0 0 0
However you can just put a # in front of it and it will ignore the line when loading up. Use this in case you change your mind at a later date.
 
  


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