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Old 08-08-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
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mounting windows from red hat 9

Ok, heres my problem. I mounted WinXP by typing mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt and it mounted correctly. The only problem is I dont know how to access my files. How would I get something from my desktop. I know how to copy it when I find it, the only problem is finding it.

Old 08-08-2003, 08:20 PM   #2
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Uhhh, the contents of your harddrive should be in the dir /mnt then...

cd /mnt

For your desktop i think its something like:
cd /mnt/Documents and Settings/Username/Desktop

Should try mounting into a folder in /mnt next time as the /mnt dir has other things in it also.

cd /mnt
mkdir windows
mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

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Old 08-09-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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You can also put the configuration in et/fstab. So, you do not need to worry about mounting each time you boot. It will do automatically.
Old 08-09-2003, 05:34 AM   #4
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Yeah /etc/fstab
Old 08-09-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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Is the fs NTFS? RH9 has a kernel without NTFS support.
Old 08-09-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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There are a few things that need to be underlined.
Like Awatto mentioned, you should create a directory in /mnt and then mount to that directory.
cd /mnt
mkdir windowsXP
Now, is your windowsXP using a FAT32 or NTFS file system.
If you don't know, open a terminal window and type:
fdisk -l
If it is a FAT32 file system, type:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windowsXP
If it is a NTFS file system, you will need to download and install the NTFS support RPMs.

You can also mount it automatically by adding a line to /etc/fstab

NTFS support is Read-Only.
Do NOT write to NTFS from Linux.
It may corrupt your NTFS filesystem.
Old 08-09-2003, 03:14 PM   #7
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To mount a NTFS filesystem on Boot-up were all users have Read access, put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your Partition, Mount point and User ID Number ( uid ) in place of my example ones)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=0222,uid=501  0  0

You can get your User ID Number by becoming Root user on the command line and typing:

id username (substitute username with Aaron or Sofie or whatever your username is)

Last edited by Skyline; 08-09-2003 at 03:19 PM.


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