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Re: Windows partition



Norman LeCouvie wrote:
How can I see the files on my windows partition?

thanks,

norman




See following transcript of previous discussion. This works for me using NTFS. Don't forget NTFS is read only at the moment.

Sorry it's a bit rambling!!!

Good luck.


On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 10:54, Randall Crunk wrote:
> Andy Hargreaves wrote:
> > To return to the original question...
> >
> > 1. Create a directory (using mkdir) in /lib/modules/2.xxxxx.nptl/kernel/fs
> > called ntfs.
> >
> > 2. Put the file (link at the bottom of this message) into the newly created
> > ntfs directory. Rename the file to ntfs.o
> >
> > 3. Permissions on the ntfs.o file should be 644 (i.e. use chmod 644 ntfs.o)
> >
> > 4. Now, the line in fstab needs to look similar this:
> >
> > /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs auto ro,user,umask=000 0 0
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > This is exactly what I have done, and it works fine.
> >
> > This is the link to the file:
> >
> > http://www.ajh-web.com/l/ntfs.o.txt
> >
> > Andy
> >
>
> Thanks Andy but is isn't working for me. I am getting the same error "fs
> type ntfs not supported by kernel" I have kernel 2.4.22-1.2135 is that
> makes any difference.


First, after making the change to /etc/fstab, make sure you:
  1. verify that /mnt/ntfs exists - if it doesn't exist, create it, and
  2. execute 'mount -a' which will cause a mount of all devices
     according to the /etc/fstab file.
  3. execute 'df' to see if your ntfs partition is mounted

If that didn't work for you, continue reading below.

In Andy's example above, make sure you replace /dev/hda1 with your NTFS
partition device - if you're not sure which device that is,
do this:

  # fdisk /dev/hda
  Command (m for help): p   (enter 'p' for print)

then you'll get a listing that looks something like this:

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1         4     32098+  de  Dell Utility
/dev/hda2   *         5      1279  10241437+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3          1280      1292    104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hda4          1293      4865  28700122+   f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5          1293      4735  27655866   83  Linux
/dev/hda6          4736      4865   1044193+  82  Linux swap, and

as you can see on this machine, the NTFS partition is /dev/hda2.

Also, make sure you create the /mnt/ntfs directory - you'll probably
need to be root.

If you still have problems, check /var/log/messages for error messages
that might give a clue as to what the problem is.

HTH.

Hardy Merrill



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