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Hello all, I am new to Linux and I just love it. I am running Mandriva 2007 PowerPack on a dual boot machine Linux + WindowsXP I have : 2 ...
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- 03-02-2008 #1
Mounting an NTFS in Mandriva 2007
I am new to Linux and I just love it.
I am running Mandriva 2007 PowerPack on a dual boot machine
Linux + WindowsXP
I have :
2 NTFS partitions & 3 Linux partitions
When I log in thru the KDE GUI and click on Devices, I see only the partition where XP is installed. I can't see the other empty NTFS partition.
Here is what I did :
1. I went to HardDrake
2. Created a mount point /mnt/storage
3. mounted the NTFS partition to that mount point
4. Went to Device Manager, clicked on that partition and then the Advanced tab
it indicates "volume.is_mounted : bool : true"
but I still can't see it in Devices on the desktop
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- 03-02-2008 #2
Hi and Welcome !
Open Konsole and execute this
su - fdisk -l cat /etc/fstab
- 03-02-2008 #3
Also post the output of "cat /proc/mounts" because this will show devices that are currently mounted on your system.
- 03-02-2008 #4
Thanks for such a speedy response .... much appreciated
Below r the results u asked for. The issue is with hda3
Results of fdisk -1
Disk /dev/hda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 6374 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 6375 10394 32290650 5 Extended
/dev/hda3 10395 38913 229078867+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda5 6375 8929 20523006 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 8930 9375 3582463+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda7 9376 10394 8185086 83 Linux
Results of cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/hda3 /mnt/storage ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0022,nls=utf8,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
Results of cat /proc/mounts
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
/dev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/root / ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/proc /proc proc rw 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
/dev/hda3 /mnt/storage ntfs ro,uid=0,gid=0,fmask=0177,dmask=077,nls=iso8859-1,errors=continue,mft_zone_multiplier=1 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022,nls=utf8,errors=continue, mft_zone_multiplier=1 0 0
/dev/hda7 /usr ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
After I posted the above, I went into devices and surprise surprise the partition is there. BUT I can't write to it or change it's permissions although I am logged in as root and the owner is root. I still like to hear your opinion as to why it was not mounting and how to resolve the ownership and access right issue.
Thanks a mil
Last edited by LionX0999; 03-02-2008 at 02:10 PM. Reason: New info
- 03-02-2008 #5
If you look at the output of "cat /proc/mounts", both ntfs partitions were successfully mounted. I suspect that you do not have read write permissions because you are not using ntfs-3g which has write capabilities for NTFS. Install ntfs-3g (using urpmi or rpmdrake) and then follow the directions in this article to enable rw on ntfs-3g.
- 03-02-2008 #6
- 03-04-2008 #7
I tried the suggestions mentioned and in the process I messed things up.
I had a lot of errors trying to install ntfs-3g. I was asked to upgrade the kernel. In doing so, I rendered the system unusable. No suprise there
I wiped the HD clean and I am now trying Ubuntu 7.10.
So far great because Ubuntu recogmized and mounted my NTFS and even imported my XP documents.
Thanks for all the help
- 03-04-2008 #8
Ubuntu supports NTFS read access out of box. Install ntfs-3g package to enable NTFS write access.
Execute this in Terminal
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
gksu gedit /etc/fstab