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Old 11-12-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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Question Ntfs Driver For Mandrake Linux 10.0

hi, it's my first time to use linux and i installed mandrake linux 10.0. but my problem is that i want to access my files in windows xp partition when i'm in linux partition. a friend told me that i should get an ntfs driver that matches my linux konsole. my linux console is 2.6.3-7mdk, and it's hard to find the driver. hope you can help me with this - - you can send me the driver i'm looking for if you have that or give me some helpful tips. thanks for the time.

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Old 11-13-2005, 01:53 AM   #2
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as "root":
create a folder in the root directory named "windows"

add a line in /etc/fstab:

/windows /dev/X ntfs ro,auto, defaults 0 0

The windows partition will be mounted a next boot or by "mount /windows". Then you can acess the file on the windows drives.
Old 11-13-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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>> /windows /dev/X ntfs ro,auto, defaults 0 0

if referring to the device that refers to your windows partition location. so if your windows partition is the first on on your first hard drive it will be
if it is the first partition on the second hd it will be
and so on. if it would be on somthing other than the first partition the number at the end would change from 1 to somthing else.. the best way to do it the first time may be to to a
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /windows
and see what you get. this way you wont be editing the file everytime it does not work. if it succesfully mounts a drive that is not the right one just unmount it with
umount /windows
and if it is the right one, follow the previous posts instructions and add that line to /etc/fstab with /dev/X replaced with the appropriate /dev/hdXX information



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