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I am currently running windows and have a hardrive that just has divx video files on it. I am going to install Linux (gentoo probably) onto another hard drive. Will ...
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    Hardrive mounting


    I am currently running windows and have a hardrive that just has divx video files on it. I am going to install Linux (gentoo probably) onto another hard drive. Will i be able to mount the drive (the one with my video files) to my new linux box? Or will it automatically read it? Im new to linux so any advice will help, thanks

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    Yes you can mount fat or ntfs drives under linux and read/write to them too:

    mount /dev/hd** /mnt/windows

    where /dev/hd** is the letter and number coresponding to your drive/partition that you are mounting.

    Btw great choice with gentoo. IMHO (many will disagree) It is great for new users!

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    thanks

    thanks for the help

    I look forward to using Gentoo

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    Yes but a quick search would have found this.

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    When you're using WinXP with NTFS then notice this:

    Kernel 2.6.x supports read/write support for NTFS disks,

    Kernel lower then 2.6.x doesn't support write support for NTFS disks
    Computers Are Like Air Conditioners... They\'re both useless with Windows open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic_Slayer
    .....Kernel 2.6.x supports read/write support for NTFS disks,
    Is it ok to use the read/write in 2.6 or still at own risk?
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    I would not follow this im not sure where he got it from im waiting for the answer in another post.

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