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    help please!

    i have 2 hard drives....i have windows xp and yoper on the master and a bunch of my music and stuff on the slave and i want to be able to acces that drive in yoper. The slave drive is a ntfs file system. I dont know if this is the right place for this, but i didn't know where else to put it.

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    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
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    no worries mate, ok while i cannot be positive, i think that yoper supports NTFS. basicaly we are gonna mount the drive now step one
    <root password> 
    mkdir /mnt/music
    mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/music
    chown <username> /mnt/music
    you should be able to acess all you music an whatnot with this, let me know if it works, if it does, then we will add a line to the file /etc/fstab to do this whenever you boot the computer. If it doesn't work, then we will have to try something a litte more complex.
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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Be advised that you cannot write to NTFS partitions from Linux stably. There are some distros that boast decent NTFS write support, but I'm not sure which ones or how true their boasts are.
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    what i want to do is just be able to get those files off that hard drive on to the linux partition off the master hard drive..... its not just music i want... i also want all of my pics to... and thanks for helping...

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    NTFS R/W is enabled by default in Yoper. If you are concerned that you may damage your NTFS partition, be sure to add the 'ro' flag to your fstab. I do this because I do not trust NTFS write support at its present state.

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    Try this-

    Download it to your homedir

    run these commands in a terminal-

    [enter rootś password]
    rpm -Uvh rebuildfstab-1-0.01.rpm
    cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.old (weŕe making a backup just in case)
    /sbin/rebuildfstab -u your_username -g users

    Instant edited fstab entries for easy access to partitions not created during Yoper install!

    All you have to do now is right-click the desktop and create some new device icons. Creating these will require a device name and mountpoint. So you can look at your /etc/fstab for lines that have a # Added by Yoper above them.

    Pretty standard, for example /dev/hda3 would be mounted to /mnt/hda3.....

    Once you have the hdd icons on your desktop, you can right-click to mount them as a user and access the files. NTFS will be read-only, but thatś all you really need to play music or copy the files into Yoper.

    This package will soon be part of Yoperś contrib repository and might one day be integrated with the installer.

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