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Old 05-24-2006, 11:02 AM   #16
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I shall have a good look at thoose sites thanks!

Sorry about spamming, I was replying to each post in turn. No success yet though

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Old 05-24-2006, 11:58 AM   #17
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Please check the red colored character "#", why have u used "#" here?
You created a directory named windows in /media/
Code:
will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /media/windows
But u r trying to mount /dev/hda1 on /media/windows#, and getting an error because /media/windows# doesn't exist, /media/windows does
Code:
will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat -w /dev/hda1 /media/windows#
Now about the wrong fs type error for /dev/hda1.
1) Is it really a fat16 or fat32 partition really?
2) Is it an nfts partition?
3) are u using a correct device?
4) Is it formatted properly?

what do u see when u type this command?
Code:
sudo fdisk -l

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Old 05-24-2006, 11:59 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by mad_willsy
I get to 2) Mount a partition and get the following

will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /media/windows
will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat -w /dev/hda1 /media/windows#
mount: mount point /media/windows# does not exist
will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat -w /dev/hda1 /media/windows
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

will@ubuntu:~$
Ok i managed to mount using

sudo mount -t ntfs -w/dev/hda1 /media/windows

but i now have another problem. when I open /media/windows i get the error

The folder contents cannot be displayed.
You do not have the permissions nessessary to view the contents of "windows"

Also just about to reboot to check seeing files the other way with that software (http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html)
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:02 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by manishsingh4u
Please check the red colored character "#", why have u used "#" here?
You created a directory named windows in /media/
Code:
will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /media/windows
But u r trying to mount /dev/hda1 on /media/windows#, and getting an error because /media/windows# doesn't exist, /media/windows does
Code:
will@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t vfat -w /dev/hda1 /media/windows#
Now about the wrong fs type error for /dev/hda1.
1) Is it really a fat16 or fat32 partition really?
2) Is it an nfts partition?
3) are u using a correct device?
4) Is it formatted properly?

what do u see when u type this command?
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
As my previous post says, I have solved this problem by guesswork and error messages saying "did you mean" thanks for your input. Can you help me on any of the other problems?
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:07 PM   #20
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I didn't see ur last post may be bacause we were typing at the same time....haha.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:14 PM   #21
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#5 and #3 solved! Thanks very much to thoose who helped so far. Any suggestions to other problems?

Now I can see all the songs, IO have checked the exact files that sound naf on linux and they sound crisp and clan like they should. This is my main concern at the moment. Off to boot back into ubuntu with its HUGE screen resolution. The highest my monitor/graphics card are capable with together is 1920x1080 (I didnt select this at installation, I didn't know what the max i was compatable with was at the timeand i thought i'd be able to change it afterwards anyway)

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Old 05-24-2006, 12:15 PM   #22
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Well, I get the same error with nfts partitions. For the time being u can use this to get access to this partition. I am trying to do it on my friend's laptop too. If u get something, u can tell me. If I got something, I will let u know.
Code:
sudo nautilus /media/windows
I doubt that u can't write to ntfs partitions in ubuntu.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:27 PM   #23
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Okay open /etc/fstab file and add this line to it
Code:
/dev/hda1 /media/windows ntfs ro,umask=0222,user,gid=users 0 0
then run this command
Code:
sudo umount -at nfts (if u have mounted it already, unmount it)
sudo mount -at nfts
Let me know if it works.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:33 PM   #24
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Its read only :S

Are there no drivers that will allow ntfs support?

Shall I try and edit it in windows?

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Old 05-24-2006, 12:44 PM   #25
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They don't consider writing to ntfs partion as safe, so the support is read only by default.
You should format that partition as fat32 if u need write access to it from linux or maybe u can convert to a fat32 file system by using "Partition Magic" for Windows.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:48 PM   #26
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Windows will still boot off fat32 then?
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:51 PM   #27
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If no errors occured during the filesystem conversion, yes.

But, before using partition magic, please backup ur data as I have lost my partitions many times (accidents do happen).
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:54 PM   #28
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No need, abslutly NOTHING on here at the moment except programs and OS's. Back in winodws now, going to try partition magic
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:55 PM   #29
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Its by symantic so I trust it!
 
Old 05-24-2006, 12:55 PM   #30
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Good Luck. I will be back after an hour.
 
  


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