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I have a personal server with 2 hard drives. 1st contains the primary Win2K(NTFS) and Mandrake 9.1 partitions. The second hard drive is a 180GB NTFS with a single partition. ...
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    Can't read second NTFS drive


    I have a personal server with 2 hard drives. 1st contains the primary Win2K(NTFS) and Mandrake 9.1 partitions. The second hard drive is a 180GB NTFS with a single partition. I have no problems viewing the Windows contents of the first drive under /mnt/win_c

    I've tried remounting the second hard drive using MCC as /z with no luck. It's reading the drive as a "Windows Dynamic Partition" under Mandrake 9.1. It's also reading /z as 6.8GB but displays no contents.

    This is my first linux installation and I'm not very well versed in linux shell commands. After performing a search within this forum, I read someone stating that Mandrake 9.0 will yield an error while trying to mount a second dynamic drive.

    Any ideas?

    thx in adv.

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    What's MCC?
    Anyway, are you sure that the mdk stock kernels are equipped with dynamic disk support? DD is still experimental in Linux.

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    sorry. Mandrake control center (mcc).

    I'm not sure if it's equipped with dynamic disk support.
    how do I go about equipping the kernel with DD support?

    i'm very new to the linux os.

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    The only way to my knowledge is to recompile the kernel.

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    Ack! I was afraid you were gonna say that.

    Any tips on finding some good (ez to understand) info on the subject?

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    Indeed. There is a Kernel-HOWTO on tldp.org.

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