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Old 09-21-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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usb hard disk

ok i have a usb hard disk that i use with my laptop cause i travel alot but on my laptop i have to use windows os cause i have to use delorme and GPS. all of my music and pictures and videos and what not is on this drive NTFS system but when i hook it to my FC5 box here at home it will mount it but when i try to get into it it tells me that it is the wrong file type (when i had mandrake it would let me under root) but not FC5 HELP IF YOU CAN I NEED THIS STUFF
Old 09-21-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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When you mount it, just specify the filesystem type of NTFS. Example:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
See the man pages for more info
Old 09-21-2006, 11:06 AM   #3
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