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Old 05-14-2002, 04:35 PM   #1
Bongus
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Exclamation Help R.H. 7.2 doesn't see Windows


I need some help here. I recently installed R.H. 7.2 (2wks before 7.3 came out) and I can't get it to mount my windows partion so that I can see it. I tried playing around with the partion table and a few other things which I don't remember their names but I'm sure I shouldn't have touched them (but then how's a guy to learn) anywho's can anyone help me please
 
Old 05-14-2002, 05:05 PM   #2
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What is your entry for your /etc/fstab file ? And how is your windows partition formatted ??
 
Old 05-14-2002, 08:39 PM   #3
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I don't know if this will help you but this is what I did:

I found where the windows partitions was. It ended up being hda2.

I created a windows directory under mnt:
mkdir /mnt/windows

Then I used the following command to mount the partition:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows

This has worked for me fine so far.

I have not changed the fstab file yet.
 
Old 05-14-2002, 10:41 PM   #4
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Re: Help R.H. 7.2 doesn't see Windows

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Originally posted by Bongus
I need some help here. I recently installed R.H. 7.2 (2wks before 7.3 came out) and I can't get it to mount my windows partion so that I can see it. I tried playing around with the partion table and a few other things which I don't remember their names but I'm sure I shouldn't have touched them (but then how's a guy to learn) anywho's can anyone help me please
As far as I know, RH7.2 does not have NTFS support by default. Rebuild the kernel.
 
Old 05-17-2002, 02:25 PM   #5
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thanks for all the help. I finally got it to work by creating a hda1 directory in my mnt dir. then I used the following command in the etc directory:

mount -t /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

and now it works. I was previously using the mount command in the root directory or the mnt directory. now if I can only get wines to work (lmao now thats a buggy prog.)
 
Old 05-19-2002, 01:15 AM   #6
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I have a sort of follow up question.

How, on each additional boot, would Bongus get that mounted without having to issue a "mount -t /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1"?
 
Old 05-20-2002, 06:12 PM   #7
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Edit /etc/fstab and add the appropriate line.

Example for DOS partition:

/dev/hda2 /mnt/win98 vfat defaults 00

Example NTFS
/dev/hda2 /mnt/winnt ntfs noauto
 
Old 05-21-2002, 06:33 PM   #8
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thats exactly what I did. except I set the numbers to 1 0 can't remember why though. Also you could set up a script to mount the file system when a user logs in. That way if you're running a network and you have multiple filesystems you can restrict there access.

On another not are there any other progs compatible with R.H. 7.2 other than Wine? Cause I don't like wine. It don't work .
 
Old 05-21-2002, 06:34 PM   #9
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oh and mine was hda1 not hda2,
 
  


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