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Old 05-03-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
NeoNPL
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Unhappy newbie needs help with harddrive!


im a newb to linux but was told to try it , so i have done and i like it. Im running rh9 but i wasnt told to mount my 2nd Harddrive at install (duh!) is there a way for me to do this without installing all over again? Need help fast because it contains all my client work and information!
 
Old 05-03-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/4232/1/ This helped me with that problem.
 
Old 05-03-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
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thanks..but... the harddrive is NTFS and when i type the mount -t ntfs command it says "fs type ntfs not supported by kernal" bet this means i gotta install windows , transfer the files from the big hdd onto the small one then reformat it?

im such a
 
Old 05-03-2003, 03:46 PM   #4
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You can get NTFS support from the Linux-NTFS Project
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

Just download the RPM and type

rpm -ivh <RPM Name>

There you go....you do not need anything else

Hope that helps....
 
Old 05-03-2003, 04:05 PM   #5
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ok i got it to work, but now when i try to access the drive it says "Error: You do not have permission to view the contents of 'hdc5'"
 
Old 05-03-2003, 04:14 PM   #6
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You probably aren't root then. You need to add the "users" option as well as umask=000 to your fstab so your users can mount/umount and read from it.

HTH

Cool
 
Old 05-03-2003, 05:21 PM   #7
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i think i understand that... um.... no i dont

I am logged in as the only user on the computer - there are no other accounts except this one
 
Old 05-03-2003, 07:01 PM   #8
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ok...try this
open a terminal
type su
it should ask you for a password that you created during the installation...
next you will be back at the prompt again
try accessing the hdc5 now...

hope that helps...
 
Old 05-07-2003, 08:54 PM   #9
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Ok, when you boot up your box. It should come to a sign in screen. If it does, then put root as sign in name, and the next screen should ask for your password for root, enter it ..then you should be logging in as root , after that. I know that works, with RH9. Not for sure with other Distros. Or you can go with the process chem1 stated. Both will get you there.
 
  


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