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Old 10-28-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
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Question How do I get linux to "see" an XP partioned drive?


I am newbie with Linux... I currently have set up a dual boot machine with XP Pro and RedHat Linux on the other.

When I installed windows I took the opportunity to set a few more logical partitions...

Now the question is How can I mount one of these logical drives?

Old 10-28-2003, 10:47 AM   #2
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man mount
man fstab

You will want to simply mount the drive like this from the command line:

mount -t fstype /dev/hdXX /mnt/windows

And to break this down to understand each one of those:

mount = Command to mount.
-t fstype = flag/option used to pass the filesystem type like if its NTFS or VFAT.
/dev/hdXX = The partition you want to mount, the X's stand for the letter and number of the parition slice.
/mnt/windows = The empty directory to mount the contents to view from.

And man fstab like mentioned before if you want to have the partition mounted at boot time.
Old 10-28-2003, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply...

I have tried this command and the error message is:

mount: fs type NTFS not supported by kernel

Any idea how I can get the kernel to support NTFS?
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Well..... you'd either have to recompile your kernel or get the RPM from


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