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Old 12-10-2004, 08:11 AM   #1
septanla
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NTFS problem!!!


Hi, guys:
I have a question for my Linux redhat 9.0.
My notebook has dual boot system, windows xp and linux 9.0. within linux 9.0, I have a partition mounted to /windows, which was ext3 file system. Now I want to convert the ext3 to FAT so this partition can be used as a data exchange place between windows xp and linux.
One friend suggested my to use Pqmagic to convert. I delete and create that partition to FAT in windows XP. after that, I can not boot to linux 9.0. the error message when I boot to linux is as follows:


***An error occurred during the file system check.
***Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
***when you leave the shell.
Give root password for maintenance

Since I am a newbie to Linux, I want to know is there a way to solve this problem?

Many thanks!

Septanla
 
Old 12-10-2004, 08:31 AM   #2
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Change the fstab entry from ext3 to vfat and change the last numbers on the line to 0 0.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:06 AM   #3
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Hi, michaelk
after following your suggestion, the good thing is that I can boot into X,
But there is an error message something like

mount: special device. LABEL=\Windows does not exist

when I boot up.

I copied some fiel into \windows, but there is no file when I view the drive corresponding to \windows in windows xp.

:-(

Any idea how to solve this?
 
Old 12-10-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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Forgot about RH using partition labels. Change the /etc/fstab entry to the actual device ID.
instead of
label=/windows /windows...
to
/dev/hdax /windows....

Where x = partition ID. Change hda if different too.

BTW since the partition is not being mounted the files are saved to the directory /windows which will be part of the root partition. When you mount the new vfat partition to /windows those files will no longer be visible.

Last edited by michaelk; 12-10-2004 at 10:21 AM.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 07:09 AM   #5
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thanks michaelk, it works
 
  


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