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Old 02-01-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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Mounting NTFS Primary Slave HD

Alright i have a 120gb hd and i want to be able to read from it in linux so i can play music. Anyone in simple english can explain to me how it is done, step by step? Im really new to Red Hat 9. My linux drive is on the secondary chain as master, my Xp drive is the Primary Master and the hd i want to have access to on Linux is the Primary Slave. Can someone help me out?
Old 02-01-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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First, let's find out the kind of filesystem on the drive you want to view (the primary slave): using linux, type
"fdisk -l /dev/hdb" as root.

If it is not NTFS, skip the next paragraph.

If, it is NTFS, then, unless you inherited your redhat installation from a previous user, you will have to download an rpm package which will allow you to view ntfs filesystems. Before doing that, find out which kernel version you're using by typing "uname -r". Then, as a regular user (not as root), fetch the appropriate rpm for your kernel from and install it as root by typing "rpm -i filename", where filename is the name of the file you just downloaded. If you're using gnome or kde, I think you can also install it by clicking on the icon of the file (or something like that).

Post back when you've reached this stage.

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Old 08-15-2004, 04:08 PM   #3
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Having a similar problem with Fedora Core2 have my windows xp setup as my slave drive updated my /etc/fstab to mount my windows C: drive I can view my C: drive just fine but it wont allow me to mount my D: drive when i tried to add another line in /etc/fstab it said it wasnt recognized what can I do both are ntfs directories installed the rpm to view them I know its something simple
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So you first hd is linux (hda1). Your second disk is slave (hdb1).
What do you call D: ? Is that a second partition on slave (hdb2)? or another disk either secondary master or slave (hdc hdd)?

how do you write the line to add in fstab and how does it compare to hte one for Hdb1?

Good luck,
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Primary master = /dev/hda
Primary slave = /dev/hdb
Secondary master = /dev/hdc
Secondary slave = /dev/hdd

Your "C" partition, i suppose, is on hdb (?)
if so, then you probably have a line similar to this in your fstab:
/dev/hdb1    /mnt/windows      ntfs     noauto,user,umask=0   0  0
This says that your "C" partition is the first partition on hard drive hdb.

Now, where is your "D" partition? Is it also on hdb? Most likely it is the second partition of hdb, i.e. hdb2. In that case you should add a line to your fstab that looks just like the entry for the "C" partition, except that /dev/hdb2 appears instead of /dev/hdb1, like this:
/dev/hdb2    /mnt/windows      ntfs     noauto,user,umask=0   0  0
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have u tried
if this does not work for u then try compiling ur kernel wih NTFS support



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