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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.
Hi and Welcome !
Open Konsole and execute this
su - fdisk -l cat /etc/fstab
Also post the output of "cat /proc/mounts" because this will show devices that are currently mounted on your system.
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
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.
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
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