From the sidebar, I see you are running RedHat. RedHat doesn't compile NTFS support into their kernels, so you will need to download a module if you really want to be able to use the storage partition while in Linux. Search the forums for the download you need.
After you install the RPM, you will be able to mount the storage partition. As root, you will use a command such as...
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /mnt/storage
You will, of course, need to make sure that is the correct partition designation, and have made the /mnt/storage directory. If that works, you can look into the mount options and add a line to your /etc/fstab so that you can mount / umount the partition as a normal user.
DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!
Now comes the warning... NTFS support in Linux is still "experimental"... That means, it can mess-up your NTFS partition, and there isn't anybody you will be able to blame. From what I've read / heard, reading is pretty safe, but writing is still quite dodgey. If you were to temporarily move everything off that partition, and reformat it to FAT32, you would then be a whole lot safer. Linux support for FAT32 is great.
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Forgot to add... There are programs that let you read an EXT2 or 3 partition in Windows, but I've never used them. As long as you keep your files on a Windows partition, then you won't need to read the Linux partitions.
Last edited by ranger_nemo; 09-10-2003 at 12:16 AM.