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Old 01-10-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
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fedora core 3 - dual boot


HI all,

I have just replaced Mandake 10.0 by Fedora core 3 on my laptop, and I cannot
see windows side of computer (i used to be able to copy the files from windows partition). Is there anything I can do to fix that?

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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Have you mounted you windows partition?
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:52 AM   #3
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post the contents of /etc/fstab.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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Hi, and thanks for prompt replies

no, windows is not mounted (dah!). I tried to do it manually
% mkdir /windows; chmod a+rw /windows
% mount /dev/hda1 /windows -t nfts

But I got the error message: mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

Do I need to recompile the kernel??

Masha
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:54 PM   #5
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as far as i know linux doesn't have good support for nfts yet. I know windows xp and 2000 use nfts but if your using an older windows you could change it to FAT32 which has better support under linux. I could be wrong tho, you'll have to look around to see what you can about nfts being supported. Trying doing a search on here for it or googling it.

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Old 01-10-2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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well, Mandrake10.0 didn't have a problem reading and copying files from ntfs.
I saw some rpms "ntfsprogs" that are supposed to help with FC3 doing the same w/o recompiling the kernel - i will try tonight and see if it helps.
thanks

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Old 01-10-2005, 01:11 PM   #7
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well i was not entirely sure, haven't dealt with nfts much myself. I looked for some threads on here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=nfts
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=nfts
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=nfts

that should be enough to get you started.

one of the links talked about captive - nfts, which seems to be able to let you write to the nfts partition so you may want to look into that as well.

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Old 01-10-2005, 05:10 PM   #8
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AFAIK NTFS is very well supported by all distros (read only).

If your system doesnt recognize NTFS theres a big chance it's probably not enabled in the kernel, forcing you to recompile the kernel again.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 06:04 PM   #9
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Hi,

as explained on the "captive" website, after installing "captive-static-1.1.5-0.i386.rpm", I ran
"/usr/sbin/captive-install-acquire" and followed all the guidelines, then created "/mnt/win_c/" and
ran "mount -t captive-ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c"

Bingo! I can READ AND WRITE on the windowsXP side of hard drive.
All my best

Masha
 
  


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