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Old 06-04-2004, 07:15 AM   #1
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Question Mounting in LINUX


Hello Friends...
I have very interesting doubts...
I have in my PC , Windows 2000 + LINUX 7.2 OS
Now i need windows partiotion / folder (hda2/hda3,etc )to be mounted on LINUX platform ....
Using SAMBA it works fine but NOT that much USER FRIENDLY....
anybody can help me......Thanks in advance....

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Old 06-04-2004, 07:41 AM   #2
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Mounting - File System Type = Difficulty

When you say Linux 7.2, you are obviously talking about a Linux distro, perhaps Redhat 7.2? Anyway, the difficulty ( and reliability ) depends on what File System your Windows 2000 installation is using. I believe even back with Redhat 7.2, the FAT12/16/32 file systems were well supported, so you could ( in Linux, as root ) just do:
*assuming the Windows partition is on /dev/hdb1

mkdir ~/Windows
mount -t vfat -o rw,umask=0,uid=<your username>,gid=wheel /dev/hdb1 ~/Windows

and have it work just fine. You could put an entry for this in /etc/fstab that would look something like this ->
/dev/hdb1 ~/Windows vfat rw,umask=0,uid=<your username>,gid=wheel 0 0

To have it auto-mount when Linux boots up.

Now here comes the rub, I used vfat( FAT32) in my example because I know that works well. If Windows 2000 partition is in NTFS format, I believe you will need to reconfigure your kernel to compile support for NTFS into it as it is not there by default. In addition, NTFS was never well-documented as the FAT file systems were, so its pretty much only usable in a read-only situation.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
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first make a mount point:

mkdir /mnt/hda2
mkdir /mnt/hda3

then mount your partitions:

mount /dev/hda2 -t ntfs /mnt/hda2
mount /dev/hda3 -t ntfs /mnt/hda3

Exchange "ntfs" for "vfat" if your partitions are fat32
you can also add these partitions to your "/etc/fstab". This will allow you to access you partitions more easily. See "man fstab" for a more detailed explanation.

edit: sry fortezza, instapost!

Last edited by Tuttle; 06-04-2004 at 07:43 AM.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:17 AM   #4
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Question Mounting in LINUX

Hello Friends...
I have very interesting doubts...
I have in my PC , Windows 2000 + LINUX 7.2 OS
Now i need windows partiotion / folder (hda2/hda3,etc )to be mounted on LINUX platform ....
Using SAMBA it works fine but NOT that much USER FRIENDLY....
anybody can help me......Thanks in advance....

Naresh Bhalala 022-28936611
Mumbai
 
Old 06-04-2004, 09:22 AM   #5
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If i guess there is somthing called linuxconf in 7.2 so if it is then
on command prompt type
linuxconf
|_
Access to local drive
there u choose the mount point
like /mnt/win_c and so
give the parttion dev file
e.g /dev/hda1
choose appropriate file type as vfat and just procceed

other choice is edit /etc/fstab file
login as root or do su
then
vi /etc/fstab
enter following in that file
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 1 0
similarly for other file partition
then save it as :wq
then
mount -a
exit from root login and login as a normal user
now u should be able to access ur windows files
Happy Linuxing
askjha
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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Login as root. Then make directory for the mount point:
mkdir /mnt/c
then mount it:
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/c
And you can easily unmount it, if you want to:
umount /dev/hda2
 
Old 06-04-2004, 04:18 PM   #7
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