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Old 01-11-2005, 11:18 AM   #1
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Question Mounting windows

Hi, I have a box with two hard drives, one for Windows 2K and one for linux SuSE 9.0. I would like to be able to manipulate files in the hard drive that has windows FROM SuSE and vice versa. I can see the drive where I have Windows from SuSE, but when I click on it, I get an error that says that I need to have a mounting point in order to open it. How do I do that? Also, how can I see my SuSE HD from windows... if I can at all?
Old 01-11-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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you can access your linux partition from windows, i never have before so dont know how, maybe someone can help you with that.
to view your windows/NTFS partitions in linux, open up a terminal and type "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r -o umask=000", log in as su first. replace "/dev/hda1" with your partition you want to mount, and "/mnt/windows" with a folder, where you want to mount it (make sure to create it first, mkdir /mnt/windows
this is what i do, but it allows only read access. you can switch "-r" with "-w" to allow write access, but i havent tried, if it works let me know.
Old 01-11-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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You can certainly do this (but note that it's much harder to see Linux filesystems in Windows)

The easiest way to do this is to use the partitions icon in YaST to assign a mount point to your Windows partition(s). Something like /media/win_c/ would be typical.


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