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Old 03-29-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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Question Mount Windows NTFS in Linux


once again i got problems with geting my NTFS partition to get boosted in my Linux Fedora Core 6...

i have tried to download it by:

yum install ntfs-3g

.. when i have doned this i got directions by another guy in here to make an new direction

mkdir /mnt/win

but it says for me: cannot make that because that file already exists..

so i want to know if there is any other ways to do this?, and if there isn't how should i do with this, since i got many files from windows i realy need to transfer to linux .. and do i maybe need to cut the downloaded file(s) into the new direction i make?

Kind regards,
Old 03-29-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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Preform a nano /etc/fstab to check if your existing windows partition is listed under the afformentiond mount point. If ti so happens to be mounted under /win then you might want to perform a mkdir /{dirname}&& mount /complete directory name.
Old 03-29-2007, 10:58 AM   #3
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Please people, do some research before asking the same questions over and again.

And if /mnt/win already exists, you obviously can't create it a second time. In that case you could either:
check whether the directory is empty, in that case you can use it to mount ntfs without mkdir first
make an other directory to mount your ntfs (any name will do): mkdir /mnt/windows, mkdir/mnt/w, mkdir/mnt/mrBGatesCorner ...

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