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Can Mandrake read NTFS
im going to be re-installing windows and then installing mandrake I was thinking of partitioning the drive 20/20/120 Windows/ Mandrake Misc Storage (photos, movies MP3s) Now I would like the storage partition to be readable by both operating systems, so, will Mandrake read NTFS? And will there be any other problems with this setup?
Yes, Mandrake will read ntfs as long as a line similar to this is in the /etc/fstab file: /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0,user,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
However, you will not be able to write to this partition from linux. To be able to read and write, format the large parttion as FAT.
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