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Old 06-24-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Access NTFS or FAT32 from REDHAT 9

I am a newbie for LINUX. Recently I installed REDHAT 9 on my PC. I was trying to access my windows partitions in /mnt BUT my linux system show me only /mnt/floppy and /mnt/cd-rom.

I have 2 HDDs in my PC. /dev/hda is my Windows and /dev/hdb is my POWERFUL RH 9. I created 3 partition, 2 for FAT32 and 1 for NTFS. Of course I have 2 OS in /dev/hda and that why i created 3 partition. /dev/hda1 for windows ME, /dev/hda2 for windows 2000 and /dev/hda3 for data storage purpose.

HOW to access my /dev/hda????
Old 06-24-2003, 10:58 PM   #2
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look in /etc/fstab for a template on how to add filesystems for mount at boot time, until you change that you can use the mount command to mount your drives

mount -t (filsystem vfat, ntfs, reiserfs, ext3) /dev/whichever(hda1, hda2) /mnt/windows_c(or whatever other file you want)

for the /mnt/windows_c you can make this as any file that you want simply make one with the command mkdir (filename)

example for actual use of mount

mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2

also NTFS write support is still experimental (as far as i know) you can read your data from there without any risk but writing to it leaves a possibility of crashing your system and even destroying data

you can use cfdisk or fdisk to show the partition scheme of each of your drives "cfdisk /dev/hda" "fdisk /dev/hda"

Last edited by watashiwaotaku7; 06-24-2003 at 10:59 PM.
Old 06-25-2003, 04:45 AM   #3
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even hardware browser or in that case df will show u the partition scheme.u can download n install n rpm to acess ntfs fs but only in read mode......wqriting to a ntfs fs is not allowed


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