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Old 04-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Mount or Delete NTFS partition


In my multiboot system I have windows, linux and sxde 9/07. I have a ntfs partition in windows which I need to access from linux and solaris. No problem with linux, but can't mount it in solaris. Tried this solution , But no help !!! Anyone please help me...

One more question... If I want to delete that partition and create again in FAT 32, is it necessary to modify anything in linux / solaris except editing the /etc/fsab from linux ? (I edited this file to mount that partition during system startup )Does it affect anyway ???
 
Old 04-24-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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Tried this solution , But no help !!!
What solution did you try and what problem had you with it ?
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One more question... If I want to delete that partition and create again in FAT 32, is it necessary to modify anything in linux / solaris except editing the /etc/fsab from linux ?
Edit /etc/vfstab in Solaris.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:51 PM   #3
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Ohh I am so sorry... I forget to mention the solution.
anyway , I have tried a solution from :
http://blogs.sun.com/pradhap/entry/mounting_ntfs_partition_in_solaris .

But , it's giving me an error like:
cannot open disk image.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 02:03 AM   #4
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Try that one:
http://www.genunix.org/distributions....FSWfsmisc.txt
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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It's giving me the same error ::

Quote:
Could not open the disk/image c1d0p3.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:39 AM   #6
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What command are you running to get that message ?
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:40 AM   #7
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Code:
 mount -F ntfs c1d0p0 /mnt/windows
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:41 AM   #8
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extremely sorry :
the command was ...

Code:
mount -F ntfs c1d0p3 /mnt/windows
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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this command
Code:
fdisk /dev/rdsk/c1d0p0
is giving me :



Total disk size is 14593 cylinders
Cylinder size is 16065 (512 byte) blocks

Cylinders
Partition Status Type Start End Length %
========= ====== ============ ===== === ====== ===
1 IFS: NTFS 0 3186 3187 22
2 Active Solaris2 3187 7132 3946 27
3 IFS: NTFS 10320 14592 4273 29
4 EXT-DOS 7133 10319 3187 22


SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. Create a partition
2. Specify the active partition
3. Delete a partition
4. Change between Solaris and Solaris2 Partition IDs
5. Exit (update disk configuration and exit)
6. Cancel (exit without updating disk configuration)
Enter Selection:
 
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Code:
mount -F ntfs c1d0p3 /mnt/windows
That should be something like:
Code:
mount -F ntfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c1d0p3 /mnt/windows
 
Old 04-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot... that worked perfectly for me...
Presently , my /etc/vfstab looks like :

Quote:
#device device mount FS fsck mount mount
#to mount to fsck point type pass at boot options
#
fd - /dev/fd fd - no -
/proc - /proc proc - no -
/dev/dsk/c1d0s1 - - swap - no -
/dev/dsk/c1d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c1d0s0 / ufs 1 no -
/dev/dsk/c1d0s7 /dev/rdsk/c1d0s7 /export/home ufs 2 yes -
/dev/dsk/c1d0s4 /dev/rdsk/c1d0s4 /second_root ufs 2 yes -
/devices - /devices devfs - no -
sharefs - /etc/dfs/sharetab sharefs - no -
ctfs - /system/contract ctfs - no -
objfs - /system/object objfs - no -
swap - /tmp tmpfs - yes -
I want to add a line here to mount that partition during system startup. Should I add a line like :

Quote:
/dev/dsk/c1d0p3 - /mnt/windows ntfs - yes -
 
Old 04-27-2008, 10:58 PM   #12
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One more question :

Is it possible anyway to mount an 'ext3' partition ??
 
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I think the ro flag is mandatory:
Code:
/dev/dsk/c1d0p3 - /mnt/windows ntfs - yes ro
Yes, you can mount an ext3 filesystem read-only. Just use ext2fs as type.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 03:02 AM   #14
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I am using sxde 9/07. I didn't mention the ro flag unknowingly but it worked !! Anyway , now I have added that flag in /etc/vfstab.

I am using this command to mount my linux partition ,
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mount -F ext2fs -o ro /dev/dsk/c1d0p4 /mnt/linux
but it is not working... also not producing any error message. when I pressed the return key after typing the command, nothing was happening... not even the # prompt was coming. I waited for few minutes , the (ctrl + c) to terminate the process. It results
Quote:
^C#
.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 05:00 AM   #15
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c1d0p4 isn't an ext2/ext3fs partition but an extended one.

I don't know if the ext2fs driver is able to access extended partitions like the pcfs one do.

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