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Old 04-07-2004, 09:37 PM   #31
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It says what it means, it is already mounted.

You need to unmount it before you can mount it again, with the "umount" command.
Old 04-08-2004, 07:32 PM   #32
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o k well i didnt dat unmout thing abut now when i try 2 do dat
mount dev/hda5/ mnt/Backup -o umask=0

its say

mount: you must specify filesystem type
Old 04-09-2004, 02:04 AM   #33
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Try this:
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/Backup -o ro -t ntfs

In my manpage the -o option doesn't seem to have a umask, so mounting read-only seems like what you want to do. This is only because NTFS support is good, except for writing, you can really much things up that way. If you really want to be a risk-taker, try rw. And you had no leading / on your dev/hda5 or mnt/Backup, please feel free to change it if the need be. You see, the -t option lets you specify the filesystem type, and yours seems to be ntfs. If you forgot what it is, you can use auto instead of ntfs.

Then, of course, /mnt/Backup (make sure that directory exists, make it with mkdir if it's not), will be the root directory (like / or C:\) for your Windows drive.

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Old 04-09-2004, 07:33 AM   #34
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'umask' works with ntfs.
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/Backup -o ro,umask=0 -t ntfs
Old 04-28-2004, 01:29 AM   #35
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hey for some reason my fdisk wont work.. I just reinstalled my computer.. and it says:

fdisk -l
bash: fdisk: command not found

I run

man fdisk

and i get a manual for it but i can't seem to get it to run. I am in su and in a terminal.
Old 04-28-2004, 01:30 AM   #36
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Wait... I just did it.. But I went

su -

to get to my superuser account.. I though su did that.. whats the difference from



su -
Old 04-28-2004, 02:02 AM   #37
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ok sorry again bad thing.. I installed two versions.. how can i uninstall one? I installed a i386 when i needed an anthlon.. so when i did the command

dmesg | grep NTFS

i got two out put.

:dmesg | grep NTFS

NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/O MODULE]
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/O MODULE]


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