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Old 10-07-2004, 04:18 AM   #1
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to view the windows logical drives from linux.

Hi all,
Good Afternoon!
I have installed windows 2000 professional and redhat linux 9 on my computer. I have copied some documents on windows. I am doing my work on Linux.
Sometimes I need to refer to those documents(WebLogic docs). At that time I am rebooting the OS and starting windows to refer them. Its wasting my time.
Is there any solution to this. I mean without going to windows can I read those documents. Please help me out in this.

thanks and regards
Shyam Krishna
Old 10-07-2004, 04:35 AM   #2
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You can use the mount command to mount the partition that Windows is installed on to a mount point like /mnt/hda1

Depending on the location of the partition on your harddisk, the syntax below may be different.

Open a bash prompt, the enter the following

mkdir /mnt/hda1
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
You will now be able to access all of the files located on the windows partition (providing the partition is hda1)

As well, depending on your linux kernel version, you may not be able to save data to a partition formatted in Windows as NTFS.

To mount the partition every time you boot linux, you can modify /etc/fstab. Google should provide some info about this.

Hope that helped,
Old 10-07-2004, 04:36 AM   #3
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To see a windoze disk from linux you have to mount it like this:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2k
In the above example it's assumed that windoze is in the first partition (and that partition is ntfs) of the primary disk and there is a directory /mnt/win2k in linux. Change it to suit your system's configuration.
You can also copy files from windoze to linux but not viceversa.
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you need to put an entry in /etc/fstab also...........this is what I use.........
 /dev/hda6     /stuff        vfat     noauto,owner,users,rw     1   0
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I assume by logical drives you have a d: drive or e: drive etc. etc. You can find out how your drive is partitioned by using cfdisk or fdisk. Log in as root and use the following command:
fdisk -l /dev/hda (that is a small L, change hda as required)

I would guess your d: drive is /dev/hda5, e: drive /dev/hda6 etc.

Create a directory to use as a mount point and add an entry to your /etc/fstab file. You will need to add NTFS support to mount your W2K drives (read only):
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ntfs not supported by kernel

hi all,
Thanks for solutions. But I am not able t o connect to those drives which are formated with ntfs.
mkdir /mnt/hda1
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

The following error is coming while typing the above commands.
mount: fs type not supported by kernel
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1, or too many mounted file systems.
Old 10-14-2004, 02:30 AM   #7
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Check this site out---->

Download and install the install the ntfs driver for ur kernel


If ur using an Redhat or Fedora --->

It would be better if u included distro and the kernel version in ur profile.. it makes things easier..

U might wanna check this one out too --->

Just a suggestion....


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