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Old 08-27-2006, 03:12 AM   #1
cy88
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Beginner's questions


Hey guys,

After working with Windows for so many years, I just installed Linux on my desktop. Didn't know which one to install so i downloaded the Fedora Core 5. I am trying to make my windows storage drive accessable under linux. I found that i can use the "mount" command. However I wasn't able to do it. I followed and went to www.linux-ntfs.org and i tried to follow the steps. Got to a point where it tells me to execute this: http://data.linux-ntfs.org/rpm/whichrpm . How do i do it? I tried saving it in open office and executing it, doesn't work.

One more thing. I have repartitioned my drives into the following structure:

HDA1
-Windows (NTFS)
HDA2
-Windows storage (NTFS)
-Linux root

Will i run into any problems? or should i redo the whole thing into:

HDA1 - windows
HDA2 - storage
HDA3 - linux root

Please excuse my newb questions, more to come

Thanks in advance,
chris
 
Old 08-27-2006, 03:35 AM   #2
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Their aren't really that much steps to follow.
First check what kernel you're using, open a console and type:
Code:
uname -r
Next pick the one that matches here:
http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/187/

Install the RPM like this(as root):
Code:
rpm -ivh kernel-module-ntfs-*.rpm
...and that's it.

As for your partitioning, I'm sure what you posted above is incorrect since hda2(drive1, partition2) can't have both an NTFS filesystem and a linux root partition.

Last edited by jens; 08-27-2006 at 04:01 AM.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:15 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cy88
I tried saving it in open office and executing it, doesn't work.
Hi!

don't use an editor like Open Office to save a simple script like that. Maybe it attach some more informations in the output file. Simply save the page from the browser.

Then, make the script executable with
Code:
chmod u+x filename
and execute with
Code:
./filename
.

Bye
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:32 AM   #4
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Hi!

don't use an editor like Open Office to save a simple script like that. Maybe it attach some more informations in the output file. Simply save the page from the browser.

Then, make the script executable with
Code:
chmod u+x filename
and execute with
Code:
./filename
.

Bye
Sure, but in his case he simply doesn't need an editor. linux-ntfs.org provides prebuild rpm binaries for all fedora kernels.

Just do what I posted above and it will work (or post back if you have any problem with it).
 
Old 08-27-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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I recommend that the partition that you are trying to share between windows and linux would be better with fat32 filesystem. Linux has better support for it as NTFS support while decent still has some bugs. just my
 
Old 08-27-2006, 01:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jens
Their aren't really that much steps to follow.
First check what kernel you're using, open a console and type:
Code:
uname -r
Next pick the one that matches here:
http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/187/

Install the RPM like this(as root):
Code:
rpm -ivh kernel-module-ntfs-*.rpm
...and that's it.

As for your partitioning, I'm sure what you posted above is incorrect since hda2(drive1, partition2) can't have both an NTFS filesystem and a linux root partition.

THanks for all the replies. Did what jens said and it works flawless now.

I did read somewhere about if i do write/edit files in linux on the NTFS windows drive, there are chances it will corrupt the files, is that true?

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 08-27-2006, 02:03 PM   #7
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Not sure as I have not expiermented but I too read the samething somewhere.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 02:07 PM   #8
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I see.

In terms of how i partition my drives (refer to the first post), will i run in any potential problem? I would like to fix it because i get too far.

Also, what is a good resource that i can follow to get my feet wet in linux?

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 08-27-2006, 02:13 PM   #9
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What exactly are you wanting to know about? Linux commands? A certain distro? If you could be a little more specific so we don't give you information that you don't need.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 07:41 AM   #10
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problem with pwd after 1st installation

hi guys,
first time i installed suse linux, was asking for username and password..i didn't give any password during installation, Installation is done with KDE.. so guys please help me..
cheers
 
Old 08-30-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
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boombocadia--

I suggest starting a brand new thread about your problem. It appears to be significantly different from the problem stated in this thread.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 09:56 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cy88
I did read somewhere about if i do write/edit files in linux on the NTFS windows drive, there are chances it will corrupt the files, is that true?
last time I checked, yes. there has been talk of writing to existing files, as opposed to creating brand spanking new ones, but I'd suggest not writing to ntfs if you can avoid it - better to spend 2 minutes sticking it on a usb stick or something, than losing an entire partition's worth of data

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