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Old 10-19-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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windows partition unaccessible through fedora 9

am facing problem accessing windows partitions through fedora 9.......however before having fedora i had opensus10..and ubuntu.......but no such problem existed..........however now when i try accessing windows partitions it gives the error "drives unmountable"..........plz help me immediately.........
Old 10-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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log in as root. It does have problem mounting drives under normal user and GNOME Environment. once the drives get mounted u can log off and login as normal user.

There should not be a problem if u use KDE Environment instead.
Old 10-20-2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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sumitshining you may need to install ntfs-3G in your Fedora 9 system in order to mount the Windows Partitions. ntfs-3G is used to mount NTFS partitions.

Brandt you should have started a new thread rather than hijacking sumitshinings thread.
I will report your post and see if a Moderator will split it out of this thread, especially since it is an entirely different issue.
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If you add the appropriate lines to youe /etc/fstab, the partitions will be automatically mounted when you boot. Here's my fstab with the NTFS mount lines highlighted in red. It's as simple as this.
$ cat /etc/fstab
/dev/Fedora/Base        /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
UUID=92ff1a1e-9e16-4828-953e-fbdfde536452 /boot ext3    defaults        1 2
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
UUID=22b2553f-6199-4b82-b20c-6ad7c7b6688f swap  swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/Fedora/Swap        swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
# Other drives
UUID=17841f9e-fa3a-4850-aa52-0e6d0ba242e3 /Ubuntu ext3  defaults        0 2
UUID=342D7D7923AC4107   /Vista                  ntfs-3g rw,defaults     0 0
UUID=2C88743C8874071C   /Vista/Recovery         ntfs-3g rw,defaults     0 0
# Removable Drives
UUID=48A7-175E          /Kingston               vfat    defaults,noauto 0 0
/dev/USB_Fedora/Base    /USB_Fedora             ext3    defaults,noauto 0 0
UUID=85d4ec8b-3199-4819-a7c3-0f23d7d42aa6 /USB_Fedora/boot ext3 defaults,noauto 0 0
The last highlighted line is for mounting my FAT Kingston USB stick when I insert it. It shows how to specify a FAT partition, although the noauto is only necessary when you don't want to have it automatically mounted.

Oh, you'll note that I'm using the UUID= device specification format. If you want to do the same, you can find the UUIDs of the partitions on your drives by using a ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid command which shows the (current) link between a UUID and a partition or logical volume.
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thnx all

thnx all......all these soln really grateful 2 all....tnx again.......


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