access windows partitions from fedora core4

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How to access windows partitions from fedora core 4..
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u first check the partions on hdd for windows using the command fdisk -l ...
then use the mount command to mount the partition..which is
mount /dev/"ur windows patition here" /mnt/"dir to mount"

eg
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/d
wil mount ur hda5 partition on linux...
make sure the d dir is already made..
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man_in_mask101 wrote:
u first check the partions on hdd for windows using the command fdisk -l ...
then use the mount command to mount the partition..which is
mount /dev/"ur windows patition here" /mnt/"dir to mount"

eg
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/d
wil mount ur hda5 partition on linux...
make sure the d dir is already made..



yea that would almost work, but my guess is that the users partition type is NTFS, and even with FAT32 you have to specify the vfat partition type.

go here: http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ it'll give you instructions to install the ntfs driver and on how to mount the drive.
using the mount command as suggested above will only mount the drive for your current session. when you reboot, you'll have to mount the drive all over again. adding an entry for the drive to /etc/fstab makes it so the drive is mounted every time you boot your pc :]
also, before you can mount the drive to a location, it has to be created first. like i have 3 windows partitions, and i mounted each in a folder called windows in the root directory. so i had to open a terminal, su to root, and then i entered:
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mkdir /windows
mkdir /windows/C
mkdir /windows/D
mkdir /windows/E
  1. mkdir /windows
  2. mkdir /windows/C
  3. mkdir /windows/D
  4. mkdir /windows/E

i'm not saying this is how you should do it, do what you want. this is just how i like to do things.

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