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    Unhappy HELP!! Cant Access Music Partition


    I installed Mandriva 2006 OVER my windows partition (I finally got sick of Windows and getting a virus or having a problem within a day of re-installing it!). Next to my windows partition I had a partition for a LOT of music. I need it back! Linux isnt recognizing it... Here is my fstab file:

    # This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
    /dev/hda1 / ext3 noatime 1 1
    /dev/hda10 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
    /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
    /dev/hda7 /mnt/win_e ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
    /dev/hda8 /mnt/win_f ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
    /dev/hda9 /mnt/win_g ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/TV vfat pamconsole,exec,noauto,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8 859-1,managed 0 0

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    What does
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    tell you? In which filesystem that partition is?
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    Check if you can access the files if you change umask=0 to umask=000
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    Which one should i change?

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    The one where your music files are stored on. Can you tell us which letter (C/D/E/F) it had in Windows? That might help. Otherwise, I can only guess which partition stores your music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak
    The one where your music files are stored on. Can you tell us which letter (C/D/E/F) it had in Windows? That might help. Otherwise, I can only guess which partition stores your music.
    It may have been G... I just had everything linked up to it so i didn't pay a lot of attention to it. Diskdrake shows the partition still being there... It is:
    "
    Device: hda6
    Type: ext3
    Size: 39GB (52%)
    "
    It looks like what I need is a program that can convert the partition to a linux filesystem without erasing all of my data... The other solution is to reinstall windows, get bittorrent, get partition magic, convert the filesystem to a linux partition, delete windows, install linux again, fix all of the stuff I have been working on for the last 2 days over again... You can see why im hesitant...

    You can see from my next post that hda6 doesn't show up in my fstab file, but diskdrake won't let me mount it either without formatting it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    What does
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    tell you? In which filesystem that partition is?
    Here is my fdisk for you:

    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 764 6136798+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 765 9729 72011362+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 765 904 1124518+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda6 3842 8947 41013913+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda7 8948 9346 3204936 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda8 9347 9362 128488+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda9 9363 9729 2947896 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda10 905 3841 23591421 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 10011 80413326 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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    You can check out this thread:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sus...e-help-me.html

    if you want to know what to put in /etc/fstab to mount NTFS partitions.
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    Have you tried testing the mount using
    Code:
    su -
    mkdir /mnt/win_g
    mount -t ntfs /dev/hda6 /mnt/win_g
    pushd /mnt/win_g && ls
    If this works you will have access during that session as root, but it's really only to test if it can be mounted. If it fails please post back the output from those commands.

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