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Old 11-25-2003, 06:45 AM   #1
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fedora and win2000 and samba


I running win2k ( sorry, but itś true) and fedora on one platform ( my good PIII 450 Mhz), so far I used SuSE, and somehow I could always access my Files under win2k easily, ... like pressing a button. I think my win2k partition is hda1.

NOW i would like to do that under fedora and .. I know samba would be a good start, but it seems to be kind of very complex.
I suppose Im not the only one who is doing this, could somebody please post some advice ?

Thank You

Old 11-25-2003, 09:10 AM   #2
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Depending on how your machine is set up, you might just be able to get an NTFS module off of for your fedora kernel. I.E. if you have windows on your first partition, and fedora on your second. basically, if this is the case, all you should need to do is get th NTFS module for 2.4.22-ntrl.rpm or whatever the kernel is (you can type "uname -r" to get that) install it and make sure it is being used as a module for your system by typing "lsmod." if ntfs shows up your golden, it means you can now mount NTFS volumes.

to mount an NTFS volume:

0. Make sure you are root. if you are logged in as a user, from the command line you can type "su" to switch user. or "su (user)" to switch to a different user.

1. Create a mount directory for it. for example /mnt/windows.

"mkdir /mnt/windows"

2. change the permissions of that directory.

"chmod a+rw /mnt/windows"

3. Mount the partition to that directory.

"mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows"

4. change directory to that directory.

"cd /mnt/windows"

if you downloaded the wrong module, then it will give you an error that says "NTFS not supported by kernel." that means you have to get the other module.

hope this helps ya out...

Old 11-28-2003, 05:13 AM   #3
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wow, it works, ....another Quetion USB Digikam and fstab

Thank you a lot, .. I simply did what you suggested, and suddenly I had access to my window files.

Thatś awesome, ..., .. but I hope you don mind if I ask another Question:

What do I have to write in fstab to mount it automatically a the bootup, this just would make it easier...
And another Question would be how can I access my digikam.
gphoto2 doesn support it ( RICOH G4 ), so I have heard I could mount it as an USB mass storage device, as a sda scsi device , ... hmmm, thats really not clear to me. well,

best regards


Here is my fstab so far:

[yps@localhost etc]$ more fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,r
o 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

--------------- I did this, but it doesn'work... ----
/dev/sda1 /media/camera vfat ro,noauto,user 0 0

[yps@localhost etc]$


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