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Old 07-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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few drives are detected but others not detected in fedora 10


hi all, I have two Hard disk in one I have installed winxp and fedora 10 (dual boot), and other i have documents music movies etc. I can access all the drives in windows but in fedora I can access my old hard disk and only a single partition of the new one that is only the Docs drive, rest of the drive music , movies etc I can't access , it is not displayed at all in desktop and not at file systems . Why this is happening? can any one describe it plz and give the direction to solve it.


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Old 07-10-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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I'm guessing that the unseen partition has an NTFS filesystem. Fedora is one of the few linux distros that does not install NTFS support by defrault. They refuse to do so for legal reasons. However, it's easy to add NTFS support to fedora. If you want read/write support you need to install the ntfs-3g driver by doing:

$ su -
<root password>
# yum install ntfs-3g
 
Old 07-11-2009, 09:34 AM   #3
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I'm guessing that the unseen partition has an NTFS filesystem. Fedora is one of the few linux distros that does not install NTFS support by defrault. They refuse to do so for legal reasons. However, it's easy to add NTFS support to fedora. If you want read/write support you need to install the ntfs-3g driver by doing:

$ su -
<root password>
# yum install ntfs-3g
I have done what you told me to do. But it's says that the package is already install in the system and nothing to do.
this is what displayed in the last line of the process.

Package 2:ntfs-3g-2009.4.4-1.fc10.i386 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
[root@localhost power]#

Now can anyone tell me what to do to enable the second drive, I am giving you one more news that after I bought and install the second drive I use the windows computer management in system-> administrator then I use dynamic file system (NTFS ofcourse) to format the total hard disk and to make the partition.

Now plz I am helpless. Just give me the lite.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 11:19 AM   #4
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ntfs-3g has problems with windows dynamic disks. You can google around on the topic but you will see a lot of people with problems when trying to access windows dynamic disks in linux. I'm not saying it's impossible but expect some issues. If you can go back to a basic ntfs disk setup, you won't have any problems.
 
Old 07-18-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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ntfs-3g has problems with windows dynamic disks. You can google around on the topic but you will see a lot of people with problems when trying to access windows dynamic disks in linux. I'm not saying it's impossible but expect some issues. If you can go back to a basic ntfs disk setup, you won't have any problems.
can you tell me plz how to convert from dynamic to basic partition? I will be highly thankful if you do. I have already google a lot then I finally come to the site to post, So you are my only chance (Caz You are only one , has replied so far), so plz help me here. thank you.
 
Old 07-18-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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You cannot do that without losing your data. So backup to some volume and then convert. Better still move over to Linux only.
 
  


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