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Old 08-30-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy WinXP Pro/Fedora Core 2 Dual-Boot Question


I am trying to set up a dual-boot with WinXP(Pro) on the first drive and Linux (Fedora Core 2) on the second drive. I have no problem getting them to both install correctly, and have no problems botting into either. My only issue is I can't seem to get them to talk to each other. Is this normal? I'm not real worried about inter-operability from Linux to WinXP, but I would like to be able to access, and maybe copy/view files from my XP-Drive onto my Linux drive....is this possible? I have read else where that there are issues as far as the file formats (nfts/fat32) but when i boot into Fedora I cant go into my XP configuration....did i do something wrong?
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:28 AM   #2
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Uhh, unless you specified it as FAT32, Windows XP is running on NTFS 5.1. All you have to do is mount the drive like:

mkdir /mnt/windows
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

You cannot write to ntfs. You can only read. If fat32, then you can read and write. That's about it.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:31 AM   #3
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ow..just to complete that... windowze won't see Linux.. no matter what you do
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:41 AM   #4
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When I try those commands I get the following error:

"mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:45 AM   #5
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Then fedora core 2 disabled the kernel module for ntfs. I heard about that before, and I guess you found it. You just gonna enable it under filesystems and recompile the kernel. Although a newb should recompile without a bit of preparation beforehand.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 02:45 AM   #6
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well.. the only thing you can do is to compile another kernel and to add the filesystem support. look in my syggy for the tutorial in compiling..
 
Old 08-30-2004, 03:01 AM   #7
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Awesome, I'll check it out and keep you posted.
 
  


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