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mirkomes
21st May 2006, 04:20 PM
Can I view my music saved in a windows partition (NTFS) from my linux system? (which is installed in an ext2 partition)

blue13130
21st May 2006, 04:27 PM
For sure you can. You need to add a kernel module to allow Fedora to read the NTFS partition and then mount it. Go here for an excellent guide on how to do this:
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc5.html#ntfs

mirkomes
21st May 2006, 04:37 PM
Thank you for the fast reply! ;) I'll read the guide now! Thanks again!

mirkomes
21st May 2006, 04:43 PM
so if i'll do the "mount" for ntfs partitions i'll can read the files stored in NTFS. But in windows will not appear any changes... is it right?

nlkrio
21st May 2006, 05:02 PM
it is not safe to writte on a ntfs partition with linux ,but you can read safely

blue13130
21st May 2006, 05:54 PM
There will be no changes to your NTFS partition. As nlkrio has stated, Linux can only read NTFS it is not capable of writing to NTFS

nlkrio
21st May 2006, 06:45 PM
There will be no changes to your NTFS partition. As nlkrio has stated, Linux can only read NTFS it is not capable of writing to NTFS
it is capable but not safe :)

mirkomes
23rd May 2006, 08:02 PM
following the guide I'm arrived at point to do:

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd1/ -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222

but I have this problem:
bash: /dev/hda1: Permission denied

any suggestion please???

sentry
23rd May 2006, 08:03 PM
output of ls -l /dev/hda1 please.

mirkomes
23rd May 2006, 08:07 PM
ok it's all ok! I have closed reopened my terminal as su and the istructions works perfectly ;)

craiger317
23rd May 2006, 08:20 PM
FYI: I've used http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/ when using the INSERT rescue disk for both read/write access and it worked. Allows you to do stuff like:

mount -t captive-ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

Just an fyi, you have to either download ntfs.sys and ntoskrnl.exe from (http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/checkedbuild.asp) OR copy them from your %WINDOWS%/system32 and %WINDOWS%/system32/drivers directories on your WinXP drive to /var/lib/captive on your linux system

Craig.

kevin tough
23rd May 2006, 09:09 PM
I also just went through this problem. If you would like more info check out the thread

"FC5:How to allow a Normal User to mount a Windows Partition"

Good luck with Fedora. So far I think it is the best!

Kevin