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Old 04-02-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
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How 2 mount winxp partitions in FC5 and use DVD as an install medium

Hi Guys

I'll summarize my problem in two steps

1) I recently installed Fedora Core 5 from DVD(3.03 GB) which i downloaded using torrent. The installation was smooth but i selected the basic office working option during install and opted to install other software later. Now im unable to set my DVD as a install medium. Every time i add a package it goes to the internet repository. There is still a lot of software on the DVD and i want to install from here.

2) Secondly how do i mount the winXp partitions in FC5?? Earlier i used Mandriva 2006 and other flavors and they had all the drives under /mnt directory. But here its not the same. No matter i log in as root or normal user it says access denied. However it does show the partitions on the desktop when i enable file icons options but all are unmounted and i cant mount them.

Anybody has any ideas??

PS: i aint a such expert user so bear with me im only learning

Old 04-02-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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problem 1: i would suggest that you let yum get the files from the net, i understand that it's irritating to download the same packages again, but theres the posability that the packages have been updated meanwhile. that said, what you need to do is to set up the files on your dvd as a repository, i cant remember how to do that though
other solution: find the directory on the dvd and install the packages you want.
problem 2: first, fedora 4 mounted stuff under /media insted af /mnt. try there, if nothing's there, your indoze-drive is probably not mounted per default. in that case, what partition is windoze on? lets say it's on /dev/hdb1. then you need to create a mountpoint, if you haven't got one, its just a dir somewhere, run the command `mkdir /media/windoze` as root, then run (again as root) `mount /dev/hdb1 /media/windoze`
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Originally Posted by bjuhn
then run (again as root) `mount /dev/hdb1 /media/windoze`
You'll need to specify a filesystem type with the -t option. If you're using FAT32, then you'd use vfat, i.e.

mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /media/windows.

If you're using NTFS, then just replace "vfat" with "ntfs" in the line above. You may need to install a separate package to get NTFS support, as I don't think Fedora's kernels have it enabled by default.
Old 04-02-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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Thanks guys that was fast

Well u both were right,i created subsequent folders in /media and assigned them to the relevant partition in /dev and oh i forgot to mention before i got SATA disk so its /dev/sda../sdb..etc

Alas but i got 2 NTFS partitions and i need ur help again 2 sort this out. Nylex ur absoulutely right no NTFS support here. Mind telling me wher i can get the package??

Thnx Again
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in fc4, `yum install kernel-module-ntfs-$(uname -r)`, might work for fc5 too. you will only get read-access though. write doesn't work on linux
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A quick search of these forums will give you all the information about how to mount ntfs partitions, it's a question that comes up a lot.


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