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Old 09-19-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Question can`t mount ntfs hda5?

please help me for mount hda5 ntfs format.
when i click the hda5 from home window then message box appear the message like this hda5 not a directory! please help me...
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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You need to mount hda5 to a directory first.

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /your_chosen_directory_here

And make sure the Kernel has NTFS support.
Old 09-19-2005, 12:21 AM   #3
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Originally posted by seriesx4
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /your_chosen_directory_here

And make sure the Kernel has NTFS support.
Except change /dev/hda1 to /dev/hda5, and make sure you create the chosen directory before you try to mount /dev/hda5 to it.
Old 09-19-2005, 07:03 AM   #4
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If you want your Windoze partition mounted every time you boot
Slackware, you should edit your /etc/fstab file adding this (as root):
/dev/hda5     /WinXP     ntfs     users,umask=1000,ro,auto   1   0
You will also have to create the mount point /WinXP. Do this by opening
a Konsole, then issue "su -" and give the root password. Then issue
"mkdir /WinXP" and then exit from root to normal user.

Afterwards, you're Windoze XP partition will automatically mount
every time you boot into Slackware.

NB: This partition will be mounted read-only. Write support for NTFS
partitions from a Linux OS is still not stable enough, and I would not
recommend it for someone inexperienced with Linux.


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