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Old 08-18-2005, 03:48 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2005
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cannot access 2nd hard drive

if i try and write to the second hard drive (/dev/hdb1)
i get an error that says "cannot write to disk" along those lines.
this is my /etc/fstab file below

/dev/hda2        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda1        /mnt/win         ntfs        users,owner,rw,umask=022 0 0
/dev/hdb1        /mnt/80g         ntfs        users,owner,rw,umask=022 0 0
I have my 1st hard drive partitioned into two diffrent ones, windows and slackware, so windows is the /mnt/win and the /mnt/80g is supposed to be the second hard drive... any suggestions?
Old 08-18-2005, 04:30 AM   #2
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NTFS has no write support in Linux. There is some support but this is not what you want (very limited, and unsave). If you want to use the disk both in linux as in win you should format it to vfat (FAT32)


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