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Old 09-11-2003, 07:23 PM   #1
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Question Mounting second drive(NTFS) in RH9

I had WinXP(NTFS) on my hd, I put in a second drive and installed rh9. i think i made the linux drive the master and win drive the slave. i want linux to automatically mount the second drive (NTFS) permanently, i've looked at other threads and just can't find anything exactly like my problem or anything that i can figure out how to adapt to my problem.

(a side question - why when i was trying to make this work did the drive i made in /mnt continuously disappear every time i restarted my computer)

please help, thanks

i'm a and i am stumped
Old 09-11-2003, 07:31 PM   #2
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you need to add an entry to your /etc/fstab that looks something like

/dev/windows_partition /mnt/windows ntfs ro 0 0

have a look in the rute users guide or something similar for mounting filesystems, this should exlpain /etc/fstab and answer your side question.
Old 09-11-2003, 07:53 PM   #3
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You will need to download and install the NTFS support RPM.

For more information on the setup, take a look at these threads.

NTFS support is Read-Only.
Do NOT write to NTFS from Linux.
It may corrupt your NTFS filesystem.

Last edited by Mathieu; 09-11-2003 at 07:55 PM.
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i got it without downloading anything, thanks to both people that replied, all set now, untill the next question that is....


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