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Old 05-09-2002, 11:40 PM   #1
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mounting windows partition.

ok, not sure exactly how todo this but what i really need to know is that if i mount my windows partition will it erase or damage the data contained on it? also where should i mount it? thanx
Old 05-10-2002, 12:28 AM   #2
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I created a dir /mnt/vfat. Then with the command

$ mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/vfat

I can go straight there. I do this as root because I do it so rarely, but you can modify your /etc/fstab and make it available to all users.

I've never tried to write to the windows partion, and I understand that this is a no-no if you use ntfs. But just reading my fat partion has not caused any problems.

You can read more about it with $ man mount

Also see these linuxquestions threads:


How to mount ntfs partiion

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Old 05-10-2002, 12:31 AM   #3
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If you are npt going to fool with windows critical files nothing damaging would happen; the mount point can be any directory on your linux side, usually it is under /mnt directory (/mnt/windows).
mount -tvfat /dev/hdxn /mnt/windows
Note: /mnt/windows must exist prior mounting; /dev/hdxn is a windows partition specific to your setup (x is for a latter a....z, n is for a number 1....n


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