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Old 01-30-2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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mount windows drive in red hat linux 5

i am sumit.
i m new user of linux.i m install linux 5 with windows xp sp2.i want to access windows drive but i not accessed .so plz give guide to access drives in linux 5 .
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:12 AM   #2
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To use NTFS partition in Linux, you'll have to create a directory to mount the partition and then mount the /dev/<sd? or hd?> (NTFS Partition), once it is mounted you can use it. You need root access for that.

apropos mount
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:14 AM   #3
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You need to find out what type of file-system is installed on the windows partition.

Try :
sudo fdisk -l
If it is a FAT partition use :
sudo mkdir -p /media/mount_directory
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/fat_dtrive_you_want_to_mount /media/mount_directory
For NTFS drives you have to install ntfs-3g driver and then use :
sudo mkdir -p /media/mount_directory
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/ntfs_dtrive_you_want_to_mount /media/mount_directory


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