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Old 12-14-2001, 01:40 PM   #1
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Talking Mount Windows Partitions?


Quick question here. If I want to mount my Windows partition, how do I do it? I know you use the mount command, but that's the name of the Windows partition? Is it the specific name that you can give it in fdisk, or is it a generic name like DOS or MSDOS? Anyway I'm sure this is a big one-line command to do this but if anyone knows off the top of their head I'd appreciate it.

Thanks in Advance!

Aaron
 
Old 12-14-2001, 02:37 PM   #2
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its usually whatever its named in your fstab file if its in there and if its not, you can add it and have it auto mount so you don't have to mount it each time to access it.

usually looks something like this depending on how yours is setup:

# mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows
 
Old 12-14-2001, 02:52 PM   #3
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This works with NTFS file system, right?
 
Old 12-14-2001, 03:00 PM   #4
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yeah.. for ntfs. you would add it where i have that vfat for the type of filesystem.
 
Old 12-14-2001, 04:22 PM   #5
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I'm getting an error that's saying NTFS isn't supported by the Kernel... Here's the error

mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

I'm running Red Hat 7.2 with the latest and greatest kernel, ideas?
 
Old 12-14-2001, 05:47 PM   #6
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you might need to recompile your kernel to support ntfs then.
 
Old 12-14-2001, 09:02 PM   #7
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i'd think recompiling the kernel is probably over this guys head and my newbie head to.
 
Old 12-15-2001, 04:53 AM   #8
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load the ntfs.o module
 
Old 12-15-2001, 10:28 AM   #9
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i'd think recompiling the kernel is probably over this guys head and my newbie head to.
actually recompiling a kernel is quite simple if fact, especially when you follow the howto's at linuxdoc.org.
didn't think of that of loading the ntfs.o module... is that way over a newbies head too?? Guess you got to learn someday and somehow... oh well.
 
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just get the kernel howto and go for it.

the worst that can probably happen is it won't work and you boot your old kernel and try again.
 
  


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