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Old 11-21-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
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Question where are my windows drives (suse)


hi can you help me just installed suse9.1 after i did an clean xp reinstall and
i have everything working it seems in both systems. I knew that i would need a partition to swap files between the two systems so i have set out the following partitons:
main portion of hd is ntfs 99gb~
- extended 16gb~
10gb~ reiser suse
1gb~swap
5gb fat 32 (the partiton that needs to be writeable by both systems)

the problem is that i can't find the ntfs partion and view it's files and i have set up the mount point of the fat32 as /mnt/hda5 but this is read only. so if you could help me i would be grateful.

windows xp /Suse 9.1
gurb boot manager
2500+ amd athalon
512mbram
114 samsung hd (120 unformated)
need any more info i will be happy to supply it.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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You could help us by posting your /etc/fstab (contains information on how to mount drives) and the output of 'fdisk -l', which shows all partitions that are being recognised. For the later command you need to be root.

In general: you may need to set the option umask=002 or umask=000 in /etc/fstab to get write access on fat32 partitions, since fat32 cannot deal with Linux/Unix permissions.

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Old 11-21-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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here we go contence of fstab
/dev/hda6 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda7 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620, gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs
fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid, nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 00
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs
fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid, nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 00
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid, sync 00
/dev/hda5 /mediahda5 vfat defaults 00

there sorry about the formatting hope this is of some help.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:13 PM   #4
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So there are no entries for your NTFS partitions. That's why we need the output of fdisk -l (small "L") to see how to create the correct entries.

Try to add umask=000 right after defaults in the last line:

Code:
/dev/hda5 /media/hda5 vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:39 PM   #5
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sorry but how do you enter the command fdisk -i is it in windows, dos or linux ?
Thanks for that code for the fat 32 though works like a dream.

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Old 11-23-2004, 01:51 PM   #6
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Linux and fdisk -l not -i (see above posts)! Be root!

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Old 11-25-2004, 02:18 PM   #7
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ok here is all the data from that command thanks for the command to make the fat 32 drive writeable worked perfectly
Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120060444672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14596 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 12407 99659196 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 12408 14596 17583142+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 12408 13060 5245191 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda6 13061 14432 11020558+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 14433 14595 1309266 82 Linux swap

Last edited by netsurf; 11-25-2004 at 02:20 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 03:58 AM   #8
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Try this:

create the mountpoint (if not existent):

open console
Code:
user@linux:~> su
Password:
linux:/home/user # mkdir /media/hda1

add the following line to /etc/fstab:

Code:
/dev/hda1            /media/hda1           ntfs       ro,auto,user,umask=0002,exec    0 0
On next reboot, the partition should be mouted automatically.
 
  


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