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Old 02-20-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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Angry how to get windows drives in linux

hello friends, i am having problem in accessing windows drivers from linux. i am using red hat linux 9, and i am using windows xp, and windows 98 as well as a dual boot
my system configuration is:
AMD MSI board
processor 2500+ xp
256 mb ram, 40 bg hdd
dvd drive, cd writter

so can u tell me how should i get my windows dirves in linux. but when i previously installed my suse 9.1 in my system it showed the windows drives very vll. bbut i changet it to redhat later then i am facing the problem tat i couldn't able to c and access my windows dirves in linux. i am a beginner to linux. so dont know much in it, so need help to solve the problems. and in it o couldn't able to play my mp3 files and wma files as well, and in vidoe seried i cannot able to play mpeg files as well, i am fet up vt it.
so any one can help me in solving this problem
Old 02-20-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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u need to mount the drives in fstab as type ntfs with the ro option.

Please search through the forum for more specifics

Hope that helps,
Old 02-20-2005, 01:17 AM   #3
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You can probably download these drivers on the internet. Try doing a Google search for "windows drivers on Linux"
Old 02-20-2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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Wait a minute, drives and drivers are something completely different.
pcprakash123: you're probably saying that you can't see the partitions that belong to WinXP, right? That can be solved by adding to your /etc/fstab file a line like:
/dev/hdaX /mnt/hdaX ntfs ro,users,noexec,umask=000 0 0
where you replace 'hdaX' with the corresponding partition name. Add a similar line for the partition where Win98 is installed, replacing 'ntfs' with 'vfat'.
Also the /mnt/hdaX directories need to be created prior to the next reboot or call to mount.

"Windows drivers on Linux"? Unless you're not using something like ndiswrapper why would you need them? Any hardware component not running properly under Linux?
Old 02-20-2005, 03:10 AM   #5
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Hello Prakash.....
...... out on this site the section "My help pages".......
it will help u lot......
and regarding the video songs and audio etc.......a sincere advise is that install "slackware"........its really coollllllll.
i too was getting frustrated with i wasn't being able to do anything even after struggling i just switched over to has all the playes inbuilt.....u just have to run them..
but u must learn how to install using "rpm " and source packages..

Old 02-20-2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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If RH9 is anything like FC3 it isn't the most beginner friendly OS for playing music and videos or any other multimedia type things. I like Mandrake for that.


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