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Old 07-20-2003, 10:25 PM   #1
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Mounting DOS partition ... easy question.

Ok, I'm new to this. I have all the pieces but I don't know how to put them together.

Here's the output of 'fdisk -l'
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1307 10498446 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1308 4800 28057522+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 4801 4864 514080 82 Linux swap

Here's my /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hda1 /dos hpfs/ntfs defaults 0 0

That last line is mine. What a I doing wrong? When I do
mount /dos
I get
mount: fs type hpfs/ntfs not supported by kernel

What file system type does my fstab -l dictate for the fstab file?

Old 07-20-2003, 10:28 PM   #2
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hpfs/ntfs is not a valid filesystem type. man mount will list the different filesystem keywords that can fit in that column.

You'll probably end up using ntfs or vfat

fdisk -l doesn't give you the keyword. They may be loosely related, but you have to know what filesystem is on each drive's partition and specify it accordingly with what options the man pages give you.

Last edited by Dark_Helmet; 07-20-2003 at 10:31 PM.
Old 07-20-2003, 10:34 PM   #3
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Have you created a mount point in /mnt ?

If your mount point is /mnt/john then try

/dev/hda1 /mnt/john ntfs ro,auto,0 0
Old 07-20-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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Thank you. Solved it myself. You're right, I needed ntfs rather than hpfs/ntfs. I also needed to install some support for that file system which came from

Thank you all.


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