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    How do I run ntfs-3g - I am using a Knoppix 5.1.1 on a CD and want to get into my windows system files to try & fix a WinXP crash -- Bruce

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    As ntfs-3g is part of Knoppix 5.1.1, you can simply mount your Windows partition like that :
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    sudo ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o umask=0,nls=utf8
    or something similar.

    More details here :
    http://technowizah.com/2006/11/debia...g-to-ntfs.html
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    Code:
    mount -t ntfs-3g -o defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007 /dev/whatever /your/mount/point
    Or add the following to "/etc/fstab".

    Code:
    /dev/whatever /your/mount/point ntfs-3g defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007 0 1
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    Thanks for advice - typed in "sudo ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o umask=0,nls=utf8" and get "failed to mount ' /dev/hda1' : Operation not supported. Mount is denied because NTFS is unclean. Choose: Boot windows & shutdown it cleanly OR Run 'ntfsfix@ on Linux then mount NTFS with force option read-write or with 'ro' option read only OR mount NTFS volume with -ro option in read only ????
    What does all this mean?? I'm totally new to Linux - what is next move?? Bruce

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    /dev/hda1 was just an example, your actual Windows partition may differ.

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    will tell you which of the partitions is the NTFS one.
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    Thanks - the /dev/hda1 is the windows partition ntfs drive that I'm trying to write to - it is the one with all of the WinXP files - any other ideas? Bruce

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    Ok, then I believe there is a "force" option just for that :
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    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o force,user,umask=0,nls=utf8
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    I've tried using the "force" and get the same message as before. Just to check that I'm doing it correctly I open the shell console window & then after knoppix@knoppix:~$ I type as suggested?? What next? I have a feeling that I may not be able to achieve the writing to windows with this - Bruce

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    its not possible to mount corrupted NTFS partition. problem is in Partition Table only.
    does output of 'fdisk -l' display any message related to 'partition out of boundary' or something like that?
    post the output of 'fdisk -l' command here.






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    OK tried tying in fdisk -l /dev/hda1 and got,
    Disk /dev/hda1: 61.4GB
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 119132 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
    This doesn't look like a partition table
    Probably you selected the wrong device
    Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
    /dev/hda1p1 ? 216399 1904881 850995205 72 Unknown
    Partition does not end on cylinder boundary
    This is repeated for p2, p3 & p4 and finally says
    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Hope this helps - Bruce

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