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post Feb 5 2003, 05:32 AM
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i have installed suse linux on my second harddisk and want to view the primary harddisk with windows xp on it, this disk is formatted as ntfs. cud this be casuing the problem of not being able to view it at all.
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post Feb 5 2003, 10:56 AM
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you should be able to view it with no problem.
but like i mentioned in a previous post,
i would NOT write to it....
writing to a NTFS partition is experimental
still at this point i think....


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post Feb 5 2003, 05:31 PM
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did you mount it first?
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post Feb 6 2003, 08:49 AM
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make a directory on your linux partition in which you would like to acccess windows XP through, for example "/mnt/winxp". Mount the filesystem to that directory with the command:

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

Provided that /dev/hda1 is the partition for your windows XP drive. This will mount the drive as read-only and accessable only by root. There are methods of mounting it so it can be accessed by users, but you need to refer to the "man mount" man page for the information.

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