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Old 06-04-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy filesystem problem


hi frnds

i hav a small problem

actually my system has a dual operating system

windows xp and red hat enterprise version 3

i mounted my windows partion by updating /etc/fstab file.whenever i save something in my windows partion it get saved.now when i go from windows and try to see it is not there.the linux automatically deletes all the contents which i saved in my windows partition.please help
what i hav to do or which is the culprit program which is doing it

thnks in advane
 
Old 06-04-2005, 08:59 AM   #2
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Well, this is sort of odd. Just for insurance, post your fstab file contents. I really can't say anything at the moment that would be of help. Maybe your distro does not umount your windows partition and thus you can't see the files?

1.) You save files from linux into windows.
2.) You go to windows they're not there.
3.) Are they there when your go back to linux?

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Old 06-04-2005, 09:06 AM   #3
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What file system are you using on XP? If it is NTFS, writing to it from any linux system is exparimental at best. Fat 32 file system will work. I believe to get NTFS to work at all, you woulf need to install some kind of write support.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:22 AM   #4
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The file being saved in linux is probably just being set as hidden in the windows file system and you have hidden files turned off. Its that or its being set with the permission for system file in witch case it goes into whats called super hidden in the MS world. But anyway go into the folder and then go to tools folder options in folder options go to the view tab and uncheck hide protected os files and check show hidden folders.
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Hope this helps
 
Old 06-04-2005, 09:34 AM   #5
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exvor:

I was going to suggest that too him but linux, most of the time, does not create files to be -h or hidden. But let's see what happens.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:01 PM   #6
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Use the df command to check mounted filesystems and their size. My guess is that your windows partition is not really mounting at all, so when you copy files your copying them to the folder you have created as your mount point rather than to your windows paritition.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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HAHA

Damn I dident even think of that and thats so simple :P
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:36 PM   #8
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Hah... we all have our days =P

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