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Old 04-14-2002, 02:06 PM   #1
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Ok hi all,

I have a few problems with fstab and my hard disk configuration, this is what i have atm

40gig WD - Deticated to Mandrake 8.2
100gig WD - (this is the prob) Windows Dynamic Disk, Wont mount it at all need the setting for Dynamic disk
2x30 Quantum on Primrose IDE RAID - NTFS (would like these mounted as is with out format, the command would be cool as well

Old 04-14-2002, 02:18 PM   #2
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not sure what your really wanting ? are you wanting these drives mounted on bootup automatically ? if so, what is on these drives, windows or linux ? if so, what filesystem format, fat or ntfs ? just to add, ntfs is not fully supported under linux..
and not sure what you mean by dynamic disk ??

the command to manually mount, well is mount...

man mount for more details.
Old 04-14-2002, 02:44 PM   #3
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i want to be able to mount my RAID drive and a 100 gig drive but linux won't let me.

on the 100 gig drive i was running XP and I (in my stupidity) upgraded it to what microsoft calls a dynamic disk and i dont think that linux has the support for it built in (as i said really newb) and i dont know where to look for support or find an updated fstab listing i dont know where to find it in Mandrake either.

I just want to be able to mount the file system so i can grab the data off it it would be a NTFS drive just updated to Dynamic. in my fstab file it looks like this

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1 66 user,noauto,dev,exec,suid 0 0
and under those settings there is no loy on being able to mount it i just want to change the 66 into something that will mount

and with the RAID drive its a NTFS RAID drive and i want the data off it i dont know how to mount it correctly and ideas on this would be handy i want as the 100 i just want the data off it the fstab entry for this one looks like

/dev/hde1 /mnt/hde1 ntfs iocharset+iso8859-l 0 0
and there is not joy being able to mount it like it is just need to know what to do to the command line in fstab to be able to mount it or if i need to change the hardware some how?

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It probably is possible to read Windows' 'Dynamic Disks', but I don't know that it'll be easy!

Basically, the old-school way of doing things (which works perfectly well) is to have the potential for 4 primary partitions, or 3 primary partitions, and the 4th an extended partition that holds logical ones. So, for example, my harddisk looks like:

hda1 = primary partition
hda4 = extended partition
hda5>14 = logical partitions held within hda4.

WDD completely screws with this idea, and even Windows sometimes can't read the things! There have been many, many, many reports of people wanting to dual-boot Win2k with WinXP, only to find that WinXP has changed the harddisk into Dynamic Disks, and completely screwed Win2k. Not happy people.


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