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Old 11-10-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
scratch09
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Tried mounting NTFS volume to /home "suse9.1 Personal Ed."


Hello,
I'm new to linux and this is my first post. I've recently installed suse9.1 PE(with winXP), included in a computer mag., only in text mode. What i tried to do was, mount an NTFS partition to /home so that i can access user files both from windows and linux platform.
I can create, update ... from linux on /home but i can't see these changes from windows. I'm puzzled, please help. (any other design solution so that i can access usr data from both platforms, since we using the lnx box are new to this)

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Old 11-10-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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being a fellow newb... i only have a general understanding of most things.

i do know however that NTFS is currently not supported by linux, but there are patches you can get to fix that. (although from what i hear, [and also from experience]) it would be easier to create a partition in windows, format it fat32, and then mount it in linux. works like a charm for me, and i can share back and forth with no problems whatsoever.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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What i tried to do was, mount an NTFS partition to /home so that i can access user files both from windows and linux platform.
that's a pretty confusing sentence. What exactly did you do?
 
Old 11-11-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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I created an NTFS volume, (d: in windows). I tried to mount this to /home. So the D: should contain user data in folders say: d:\user1, d:\user2.... and i would assign them as link for "My documents" in windows. Since this is mounted in /home, the folders should be interpreted as: /home/user1, /home/user2 .... so these would be home (~) dir for all the linux accounts too. so in both platform i would be able to access same set of documents in ~ or "My Doc".

That's it simple, but got meshed up.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 01:25 PM   #5
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b1gfunn !
NTFS mounting is supported in new distro/versions of linux (suse 9.1 too). Regarding fat32 mounting it can't be mounted to system points: '/' '/home' '/etc' ...
any way thanks for the reply
 
Old 11-11-2004, 03:36 PM   #6
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oh, ok. well i thought it would help...
 
  


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