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Old 12-12-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
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Exclamation Mixing Windows & Linux

I'm a complete n00b when it comes to Linux, but i have managed to install mandrake 9.2 in dualboot with winxp. The problem is windows cant see my linux installation & my Linux installation cant see my Windows installation. In Windows i can understand why, but isnt Linux able to find my windows drives? I want to access my movies & mp3. For the record im using ntfs as filesystem in Windows, maybe thats why its not working.
Old 12-12-2003, 04:31 AM   #2
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ntfs is supported, poorly, but supported.

Nevertheless, you will have to mount your ntfs partition(s) properly. e.g.:

a) open a terminal window as root
b) run 'fdisk /dev/hda' to find out the name of your partition
c) press 'p' to list your partitions and to determine which ntfs partition you want to mount
d) press 'q' to quit
e) create a mount point for your windows partition such as 'mkdir /mnt/winhog'
f) mount the ntfs partition 'mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/winhog' assuming '/dev/hda1' is your ntfs partition.

and that's it

You can also add your ntfs partition in your fstab so that it loads automatically at boot:

a) as root, open up '/etc/fstab' for editing
b) add your ntfs mount point on the last line like '/dev/hda1 /mnt/winhog ntfs ro 0 0' assuming '/dev/hda1' is your ntfs partition.

It will be ReadOnly, but you do not want to risk writing to your ntfs partition from linux - funny things may happen if you do.

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Super thanks for the fast reply!!!


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