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Hi, Im a complete Noob when it comes to Linux but am getting relay tired of the endless problems that windows causes (and the fact that you can only install ...
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- 03-10-2005 #1
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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?
- 03-10-2005 #2
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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