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    [ask] How to access windows partition from linux?

    Hello all members...

    I'm a new linux user, I have installed linux mandriva xfce 2008. Right now I'm using dual OS (XP and linux) because I want to migrate to linux step by step.

    my question is: how can I access my file is windows partition from linux?? I use drive C on my harddisk for XP and drive D for linux. Linux partition is currently unknown and not accessible from windows..but I heard that windows partition can be access from linux, does anybody know how to do it??

    please help me..that will make my migration to linux much easier.

    thank you all

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    Make sure your Windows drive is listed in the /etc/fstab file and if you are using the NTFS file system in Windows, install ntfs-3g if it isn't already installed so that you can read/write to that drive if you want.

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    thanks for your help...I'll make sure to try it as soon as possible..

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    Do keep in mind that ntfs-3g is probably available in your repos, so you do not have to compile it from source.
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