Linux Partition

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#1
Alright, I have a 200GB harddrive,160GB is for windows, and i have made 40GB for linux SUSE 10, is there anyway I can get some files from within linux, from the windows partition?
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#3
i checked that out, and typed in the first thing I was soppose too,

and it sayed, no such directory? what do I do, I have an ntfs filesystem, i dont see anything for ntfs


**also, when I set my monitor perfect (using controls on the monitor) in linux, and then boot into windows, the screen is all screwed up, so I fix it....then when I go back into linux its all screwed again.......why is this happening HOW DO I FIX ITATINAG???
 
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j79zlr

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#4
OK, just assume you have NTFS support in the kernel, you probably do. Follow the rest of the directions to mount your drive.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#5
ok, i'll give that a try, get backt to you soon....


*edit....I just relised that the rest of the instructions use vfat...?
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#7
I should really read the whole thing before posting, do I also in put the # with the mkdir /mnt/winc
 

j79zlr

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#10
Open a console and type in su then type in your root password. By default it should show the prompt as blah$ when you are a normal user and blah# when you are root.
 

Bman

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#11
mkdir /mnt/winc
mount -t ntfs -o umask=0222 /dev/hda1 /mnt/winc
I tyed both those in, no errors came up, but nothing else showed up either....is it done?

I also don't understand the mount at startup thing, do I type this in to do that

/dev/hda1 /mnt/winc ntfs defaults,umask=0222 0 0??
 
#12
Bman™ said:
mkdir /mnt/winc
mount -t ntfs -o umask=0222 /dev/hda1 /mnt/winc
I tyed both those in, no errors came up, but nothing else showed up either....is it done?
If you didn't see any error messages, it probably succeeded.
Just type "ls /mnt/winc" at the prompt and see if you get a listing of the files and directories on your Windows partition.

I also don't understand the mount at startup thing, do I type this in to do that
/dev/hda1 /mnt/winc ntfs defaults,umask=0222 0 0??
You need to add that line to the /etc/fstab file. Open it in your favorite text editor, add the line, save the file. Done.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#15
lmao, man I'm having some troubles tonight lol

yea the file list came up, I opened up tthat file, but its read only??
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#16
You can only mount NTFS read only. There is read-write support, but it is risky at best. Fat32 can be mounted read-write.
 

LeeJend

OSNN Veteran Addict
#18
The "easy" method to pass bidirectionally between linux and windows is to create a fat32 partition and use it as a swap area. It's cheating, but life is too short...
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#19
Yes you can, I'm confused.

/etc/fstab can only be modified by root, pretty much everything that lives outside of your /home/username directory can only be modified by the root account. From the terminal, as root, use a text editor and modify the file, nano, vi, emacs will all work.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#20
I am in the terminal as root, do I need to open a text editor using the terminal, or just be in root, if i do need to use the terminal to open it, give me a small lesson on commands,

open, get, close?>???

(when this is all done, much reps going around for sticking with my stupidness)
 

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