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Old 02-02-2004, 02:03 AM   #1
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Help. Need WindowsXP visible to Mandrake


Hi there.
I am Michaela from Germany.

Need help to mount, view and access (rw) data on WINDOWS XP, which reside on a seperate partition.

The filetype is NTFS. Mandrake 9.1 should able to mount this filetype but it fails to do so.
The NTFS Partition is on /dev/hdb1.

May soneone know thesoloution.
Pse help me.

Sincerly yours

Michaela
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:22 AM   #2
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modprobe ntfs
mount /dev/hdb1 /<directory you want ntfs mounted on>
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:32 AM   #3
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Mandrake installer configures Windows drives for access automatically.
Use a file broswer to navigate to the /mnt directory. You should see a directory like /win_c. If you do not have access as a regular user then you will need to modify the /etc/fstab file.

NTFS filesystems are read only.

For writing to NTFS (No personal experience)
http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
 
Old 02-04-2004, 05:36 AM   #4
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Wink

Thanks a lot.
It is working.

Trying also the read/write Version..

Bye soo long

Michaela
 
Old 02-04-2004, 06:43 AM   #5
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Just quickly... you might want to think twice about writing to NTFS through linux. There have been some troubles with this (corrupted data) in the past, and as I understand it, it still isn't reliable. If you want a drive that can be both read and write in both OS, then create yourself a third partition and make it fat.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:46 AM   #6
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Hi bigVoice,
How can i do that in the afterwards?
All space is for Windows XP (one diskdrive) and for Linux also all space (on another diskdrive)

And if this ist ok, how make i it visible and writeable for Windows XP.

SRI, about. But i am not soo firm in such that things..

Sincerly yours

Michaela
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:04 AM   #7
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I think diskdrake could do it (Mandrake control center --> mount points --> diskdrake) but truthfully the easiest way for windows users is probably:

1) BACK UP ALL YOUR DATA!
2) Boot into windows
3) defrag (to try to move all your stuff to one spot on the disk)
4) Use partition magic, or some other commecial "easy" app and specificy a new partition, make sure the filetype is FAT32.
5) Boot back into Linux.

I think Mandrake will automagically detect your new partitions and set them up under /mnt, but I'm not sure as I've never done this after the fact before.

Its always useful to have a shared partition anyways if you spend any appreciable time in Windows. I hardly spend any time in Win anymore, but still use it when I need to author in Flash.

Good luck!
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:38 PM   #8
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Soory for late answer.
It works well with a VAT32 additional Partition.
Thank all for the help

Sincerly yours

Michaela
 
  


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