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Old 11-13-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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[NTFS]/[EXT(2 or 3)]/[FAT/FAT32] partitions


Okay sorry if this has been covered.
I have WinXP, FC3 and Dos on my system and obviously (as anyone would) want to get some kind of shared access between the three. Windows is installed on an NTFS partition, DOS in a FAT partition (not FAT32) and linux on ext2 (i think poss ext3).
First Question
I found a project aimed at reading NTFS partitions from linux but it has very limited support from FC3. Does anyone know of any packages for this purpose.
Second Question
I understand that linux is capable of seeing FAT32 partitions, does this go for FAT too? If so how do I do this?
Third Question
What form will this access take, will the DOS filesystem be represented as a folder in root? Will i be able to write as well as read.
Finally
Sorry to be a complete linux moron but I've only been using it since Tuesday and am approaching the whole thing from a 'translation of windows' approach.
Oh one final thing, I remember hearing a while ago of some sort of win32 emulation for games in the form of a directx style emulator. Is this true and where can I find it.

Warmest thanks to anyone who can help this retard.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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1) Not sure about writing NTFS in linux but most major distrobutions can read it just fine.

2) FAT and FAT32 are both read/writable with nearly all distrobutions, just set the type to vfat in /etc/fstab and you're good to go.

3) It depends, in /etc/fstab you can mount it wherever, it'll just look like a directory. Say you do this
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# mkdir /mnt/dos
# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos
Where DOS is on hard disk #1, partition #1, once you've done that then just ls /mnt/dos and you'll see your DOS partition
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:23 AM   #3
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thanks much appreciated
ok let me get this straight, you said dos on disk 1 partition 1 is hda1
does this mean that hdb1 is disk 2 partition 1 and hda2 would be disk 1 partition 2

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Old 11-14-2004, 06:48 AM   #4
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Yup. If you run fdisk and at the prompt type p -> enter it'll tell you exactly what's what
 
Old 11-14-2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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okay thats cool got dos partition up, thanks for your help.
next windows on NTFS, tried to mount this and apparently the kernel doesn't support this, is there some extension i csn get or package maybe
 
Old 11-14-2004, 08:43 AM   #6
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got windows up now too, thanks for your help DJ
 
  


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