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Old 10-23-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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accesing ntfs partition on a dual boot system


I have a dual boot system (Windows XP Pro and fedora core 4) and would like to access some files in the ntfs partition while using linux. Is it possible to access it only by mounting it? How can I achieve that?
 
Old 10-23-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Hi,
You should be able to mount it by creating an entry in fstab and then just by the mount command.I would like to state however that you should not remove any files from the ntfs partition when it is mounted in adual boot scenario, that sends windoze into a hissy fit when and if it will boot again. For more info:
man mount
and google for mounting ntfs partitions.
Hope that helps.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Please post the output of

Code:
fdisk -l
Run the above mentioned command as root. (By using su - and then entering the Root password.)


We usually use the mount command in the following manner.


Code:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
Where hda1 is the first partition of your hda (first hard drive.) and /mnt/ntfs is any folder which you will use to view the files ...generally reffered to as the mount point.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 09:28 AM   #4
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if i want them to be mounted automatically each time i boot what should i do????
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #5
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You add the word "auto" to the options list in the relevant line of your fstab (or change "noauto" to "auto").
 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:17 AM   #6
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I have tried for Fat partitions but for Ntfs can u give the details

/dev/sda5 /mnt/1 auto auto,user,exec 0 0

this is what i did for fat partitions and it worked
But for ntfs it is not
 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:22 AM   #7
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The filesystem type should be "ntfs" (i.e. the third column should say "ntfs" and not "auto"). Other than that, you should give more details than just, "it doesn't work", e.g. error messages.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:26 AM   #8
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I am not getting any error just i modified fstab thru edit and saved but it did not work....
 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:28 AM   #9
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Did you reboot or what? Did you try mounting the filesystem? What did you try to do after editing the file??
 
Old 06-21-2006, 08:09 AM   #10
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yes i edited the file in Gedit and saved it i rebooted it too but on reboot it was not mounted Should i try it in some other way
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:15 AM   #11
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yes on rebbot it says

unknown file system type ntfs
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:19 AM   #12
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You will need NTFS support enabled then. This may involve recompiling the kernel to include the support, or downloading a module and installing it (I believe this is what is done under Fedora, for example).
 
Old 06-21-2006, 09:22 AM   #13
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then is there any way i can mount it now or it wont be
 
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You'll be able to mount it if you enable NTFS support.
 
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please give the details
 
  


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