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Old 09-06-2005, 09:20 AM   #1
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Mounting Partition


I have a FAT 32 partition that I use for my music collection. I want both my windows ZP and Mandriva to read and write to it. Right now I have 3 GBs fo music on it that I put in through Windows. It works fine on windows. I want to the Mounting program on the Control Center and Mounted it to /Media on linux. When I go there it shows nothign and it won't write to it . How do I fix this?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Command line

try this:

mount /dev/hdx (x being what ever hard drive the music's on) /Media

Two things though:

1) ensure that the location, /Media, is a directory that is currently created.

2) this is for a dual boot system. I'm sure that you could use this command over NFS or Samba if the Music is on another PC.

Hope this helps. It usually works for me whenever I try it on a Temporary session on a live cd.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:36 PM   #3
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change filetypes in midstream...?

To a related question, if I can jump in here...

All my music files are set up in an NTFS partition, done so with Partition Magic long before I had been turned onto the wisdom of Linux. My question is...can I just simply change that partition from an NTFS to a FAT*, and then go back to audio bliss? or do I need to somehow create a new (FAT*) partition and then migrate all my audio files into it?

I'm using Mandrake 10.1. I'm not very satisfied with Linux' response to my requests for music, and perhpas this is the key to a better experience (e.g., some of my files will play on Kaffeine, some will not!?)

Sorry to butt in, but it seemed a sensible place to pose this question.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:53 PM   #4
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You can read an NTFS partition flawlessly if it is built into your kernel. Writing to NTFS is another matter. Your likely to have issues with security protocols, and data corruption. It is best to have a fat32 partition to share between Windows and Linux. Personally, I use ext3 partition, and play music with Linux as the players and mixers are far better on my system than on a windows setup. Amarok with a Xine engine has proved flawlessly for me!!

Cheers
 
Old 09-09-2005, 07:55 AM   #5
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One or Two systems?

Are we talking about a dual boot system here or a Network?
 
Old 09-09-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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Re: One or Two systems?

Quote:
Originally posted by issinho
Are we talking about a dual boot system here or a Network?
Dual Boot.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 06:07 PM   #7
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Originally posted by aikidoist72
[B]You can read an NTFS partition flawlessly if it is built into your kernel. Writing to NTFS is another matter. Your likely to have issues with security protocols, and data corruption. It is best to have a fat32 partition to share between Windows and Linux. Personally, I use ext3 partition, and play music with Linux as the players and mixers are far better on my system than on a windows setup. Amarok with a Xine engine has proved flawlessly for me!!
He hit it perfectly.

BY the way, I don't think you can go back to FAT32 after you have installed NTFS. I could be wrong, but I believe it is that way.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 09:50 AM   #8
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Mine still doens't work I am on a dual boot.

Code:
root@localhost administrator]# mount /dev/hda8
mount: /dev/hda8 already mounted or /Media busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda8 is already mounted on /Media
[root@localhost administrator]#
When I go to /Media in Konqurer it says access is denied.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 12:33 PM   #9
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Can you access it as root? if yes you just need to change the permissions.
 
  


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