mount point /ntfs-c does not exit. ANY HELP ???

  • mamounara
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi all

i just installed slackware and i have a problem to view my other hard drives which are in NTFS.

this is my fstab:

/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /ntfs-c ntfs ro,umask=0000 1 0
/dev/hda2 /ntfs-c ntfs ro,umask=0222 1 0
/dev/hda5 /ntfs-c ntfs ro,umask=0222 1 0

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

when i go to get in my hard drive i have the message: mount point /ntfs-c does not exit
the hd that i want to see are: hda1, hda2, hda5


does any body knows why i have this problem?

i found "solution" for fstab in different forums. Try them all............but........nothing. still got this message.

thank you for any answers. :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try: mkdir /ntfs-c
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1. Use fdisk to check all listed devices
2.
su <password here>
cd /mnt
mkdir windows

3. Go to your fstab and add("Just an example"):
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/dev/hda1    /mnt/windows     ntfs    defaults,users,umask=0002 0 0


Restartd ur machine.....
  • PsyckBoy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

No need for all that. He simply doesn't have a "/ntfs-c" directory. After he's created it, he just needs to type:

mount /dev/hda1

The fstab should probably be changed though so that /dev/hda1, /dev/hda2, and /dev/hda5 all have different mount points. As it is, they will all try to mount at /ntfs-c. A different directory should be created for each one.
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He would still have to edit the fstab file!!, why keep mounting though!!? I would rather doing it this way.... then add a shortcut file on my desktop and thats all.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you don't need to modify the fstab file, fstab is only used when you want to boot or load automatically any filesystems
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They are right; you only need to make the fstab entries to survive the reboot.

Slackware must be different than what I am used to; I always have to add the mount point after the mount <hardware> command.
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If there is an entry in fstab for the device you're mounting then you don't have to supply both the device and mount point to the mount command. You can simply supply one or the other. With the fstab listed above, however, you probably couldn't supply just the mount point since three different devices all have the same one.

Fstab is not just for file systems that you want mounted at boot time. Otherwise, there wouldn't be a noauto option. It's a good place to store mount options for file systems that aren't always connected, like a flash or floppy drive for instance. This way you don't have to always supply the file system type, umask, and other options when mounting.

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