Mounting Other windows partitions in RH9

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Mounting Other windows partitions in RH9

Postby usman767 » Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:21 pm

i nhave a little problem in RH9 .The problem is that i v\cannot mount my had disk partitions. I used to do iy easily in KDE but now it is not working.
I give the command"/dev/hda8"and it says that mount point doesn't exists. All the partitions are of FAT32.Please Help!

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Re : Mounting Windows Partisions

Postby LinuxFreaK » Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:33 pm

Dear Usman,
Use Mount Command or Add Entry of your Partision in /etc/mtab
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Postby gh4z4nf4r » Sat Jun 14, 2003 12:23 am

make a mount point in /mnt
#mkdir /mnt/windrv
to mount at any time
#mount -t vfat /dev/hda8 /mnt/windrv

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Postby shaheryar786pk » Sat Jun 14, 2003 9:51 pm

Type df at Bash Prompt or goto KDE control panel and expand the Information tree and then click on disks, to see partition table.

If you can see your DOS partitions there then checkout their names i.e. /dev/hdaX where X is a number. Then try to use that name in mount command.

If you can't find your DOS partitions in any of this. Then your Partition table might have some conflict. Best way to deal with it is to reinstall the Linux with LBA Mode (Large Binary Array Mode) enabled in Advanced Disk Configuration.

Note: Your harddisk must have support for LBA Mode and you have to enable it in Bios Setup on Harddisk Information Secreen. Typically all harddisks having capacity above or equal to 10GB have this support enabled by default. But make sure yourself. :)
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ntfs support

Postby skswati » Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:01 am

do linux support NTFS partitions

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ntfs support

Postby skswati » Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:23 am

do linux support NTFS partitions

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Postby zaeemarshad » Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:26 am

linux does support NTFS but u will have to recompile the kernel for that option. also use it for reading purposes only and dont try to write to the ntfs file system as this may cause file corruption.


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ya linux support ntfs..

Postby farhanksa » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:12 am


linux support ntfs but its safe only for read only.. if u write then its going to damage it..

and how the modules r available .. also u can find the rpm for modules.... o ru have to recompile kernel... the easiest for u will be inserting the module...
its already posted on the forum regardign the modules

it will be easiest for u ... 1.i386.rpm

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