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Old 05-25-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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Question How do I access my other hd that's NTFS?


I have two hard drives, WinXP installed on one and alot of files (mp3, install files, pictures, etc..) on the other.

Recently I decided to install Fedora Core 2 on the hd that had WinXP on it, I just formatted it and made the FC2-installation automaticly partition the drive, but I didn't let it do anything to the other drive, just kept it like it was (it was in an NTFS format).

Well after I got Linux running I wanted to access my other hd that has most of my files, but I don't know how to access it, how do I access it? Do I have to mount it? If so, then how?

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Old 05-25-2004, 09:37 AM   #2
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http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/index.html

I have no idea how safe it is accessing NTFS partitions from Linux. I know it has been discouraged in the past.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:42 AM   #3
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Well can I somehow convert the files to a diffrent format like vfat or something? I don't really want the hd to be formatted as NTFS but I want to keep the files..
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:03 AM   #4
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You can convert the partition from NTFS to FAT32 with a program like Partition Magic I believe.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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You can mount NTFS volumes and read from them fine. Writing to the however is dangeresque. A good idea would be to copy over what you need and then format the drive to FAT32. You can also try belkins' suggestion and use Partition Magic, however, in my experience it was more like Partition Tragic.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:16 AM   #6
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modprobe ntfs

or recompile with ntfs supprt

#fdisk /dev/whatever find win partition

mount /dev/whatever /mnt/whatever

possible edit fstab
 
  


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