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Old 08-12-2003, 12:30 PM   #16
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I have both OS. I want to swap both OS. I want to know to how to access my files in windows in Linux OS.
please let me know.
Assuming you are using NTFS with XP - you need to create a mount point in Red HAT's /mnt directory

Open a terminal

root password

mkdir /mnt/windows


kedit /etc/fstab

Put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your Partition, Mount point and User ID Number ( uid ) in place of my example ones)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=222,uid=501 0 0

You can get your User ID Number by opening a terminal and typing:

id username – (substitute username with whatever your username is)

Look for the


This is your user id number.

( Red Hat currently doesn’t include a NTFS driver because of uncertainties surrounding the legal status of the driver)

So - to READ a NTFS partition from Red Hat, you can either:
  • Download and install an RPM – or
  • Compile your kernel

Your best just getting the relevant RPM - Check out this site for an RPM

(Never try and write to NTFS currently - there's a fair chance you'll corrupt the filesystem)

Last edited by Skyline; 08-12-2003 at 12:35 PM.


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