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Old 02-15-2005, 06:06 AM   #1
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Changing filesystem

On my hard disk there were 4 partitions: 1 was linux ext3, 1 was NTFS and 2 others were FAT32. Some time ago I've changed one of the FAT32 partitions to NTFS. The problem is how I can mount this partition under my Linux( mandrake 9.2 ) I've tried with diskdrake but although the partition is mounted, the /mnt/win_d folder is empty.

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Old 02-15-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
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As root:
* First "umount /mnt/win_d" (probably already is but doesn't hurt)
* Then edit the /etc/fstab file and change the line for the changed partition (it will have /mnt/win_d in the second column) so that the third column (which specifies the filesystem) reads ntfs instead of vfat.
* Finally "mount /mnt/win_d"


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