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Old 07-22-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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Thumbs up mounting hard drives of windows on linux in dual boot system

hey guys...
am just one of all newbies to linux,just switch off from windows xp(prof)...
guys..i hav a hard disc of 100Gb,in that, on 80 gb partion space,i hav installed windows xp and on remaining 20 gb partition space i installed redhat 9....
i succesfully done the istalation and create a dual boot system ...but when i log on to red hat, am unable to access my 80 gb space,regarding this problem,i search a lot on internet,somewhere i found that i hav a need to mount my other drives using mount command ...but am totally unaware of it...
if i hav to learn more stuffs regarding linux ,i have to had mount it plz help me to solve the problem ...
i dont hav any guide here so plz give detailed insruction plz ...
i hope this is a study matter for me ...n
Old 07-22-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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This thread has some info on a similar issue:
Old 07-22-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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There is also a wiki entry on NTFS partitions here.

I just skimmed the article, but it looks pretty good. Section 4 is about mounting NTFS partitions, which is what your question is. That section discusses both manually mounting the partition, and modifying fstab so it is automatically mounted at boot time. However, I think the article may be a little out of date wrt the driver version. I think Ubunutu 7.04 should be using the most current driver, which I think will support both reading and writing. Your mount man page should contain up-to-date info.

To view the man page, type:

man mount
EDIT: Sorry about my reference to Ubuntu. I go this thread confused with another thread.

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Old 07-22-2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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You really should get a newer distro than Red Hat 9, as it's old and out of date now.
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