View Full Version : hard drives not showing ... extra ones
29th December 2004, 11:11 PM
i have 7 hd's in my computer of which all are NTSF because of my dual windows boot .... when booting into fedora core 3 they aren't shown in my computer . do i have to mount them manually or can it be done auto ... is fedora able to read ntsf ?
30th December 2004, 01:17 AM
You can read NTFS but not write to it. I do think that FC3 already has read support compiled into the kernel by default but don't quote me on that cause I can't remember. You will need to mount them though, or you can edit your /etc/fstab file and add them in there, that is how you would get them to automount every time.
30th December 2004, 02:03 AM
This is how you mount ntfs partition in fedora: http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/index.html
30th December 2004, 09:04 PM
i tried that and it only shows one hd... and not within the computer icon .... there's like 5 more drives to show .. plus there read only and you can't edit them like i could in debian .... is this the way all ntsf drives function in fedora???? becasue that would suck that i can't access my mp3s and videos to edit them and what not. :(
30th December 2004, 09:31 PM
Well, you can technically write to NTFS, but even in Debian there is a VERY HIGH chance of damaging it. I had the same problem as you, (except I only had 1 other HD). You have to get your hands on Partition Magic, Gparted LiveCD or something similar, and make a FAT32 partition. Then, this can be written an read by (safely) Linux and Windows. As for the HDs, as root, go into /etc/fstab and edit it appropiately. If you don't know how, that NTFS site previous given will tell you how. It's in the FAQ.
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