You will need to know the partition number of your XP system, but for this I will assume it is the first partition on your only hard drive (hda1). If that isn't correct, adjust the example accordingly.
Check your /etc/fstab file for an entry like this:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=222,users,auto 0 0
If it isn't there, add it. If it is there, your NTFS partition is already being loaded and can be found in the /mnt directory.
If you are not sure how to do the above, read on:
The easiest way to check the contents of your fstab file is to open a Shell Terminal and type:
If for some reason that is more than one screen, change the command to:
PgUp & PgDn through the printout; Q to exit
Either way, you should be able to read the contents of the file. If you started with XP and added Mandy, quite honestly, it should already be there. Modern Linux installation programs recognize NTFS partitions and load them Read-Only (Linux cannot reliably write to an NTFS partition--it can trash it).
If it isn't there, you can add it. First a safety precaution--make a backup of the original file, just in case. In the terminal, type:
cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.old (or whatever you want)
If you haven't logged on as root, you will need to change to that now. Do it this way:
Then open it with a text editor. I think Mandy has Pico, so the command would be:
Scroll down to where the various partions are being mounted and put the NTFS one in order. Save the file. (Note: If Mandy doesn't have Pico, look in the documentation and find out what text editor it does have and use it to open/change the file)
If you don't know what partition XP is on, type this:
This will print out to the screen your partition scheme; look for the NTFS partition.