View Full Version : Can't see files written by WinXP

26th July 2007, 05:09 PM
Hi all,

I'm running Fedora Core 6/Win XP Home on a dual boot laptop. Both FC6 and Win XP are installed on a separate partition of the drive, and I have a third partition where I want to store all of my data. The problem I'm experiencing is any file that I save to the third partition in Windows, is not seen by FC 6, and the same is true in reverse, any file I save in the third partition in FC 6, is not seen in Win XP. In general, I'm just saving normal files like .mp3 or jpeg's. Anyone ever heard of this. Thanks.


26th July 2007, 05:22 PM
Very strange :confused:
What is the result of fdisk -l ?

26th July 2007, 05:36 PM
Disk /dev/sda: 99.8 GB, 99830223360 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12137 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3264 26218048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3265 8873 45054292+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda3 8874 8886 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 8887 12137 26113657+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 8887 12137 26113626 8e Linux LVM

26th July 2007, 05:54 PM
Here is the contents of /etc/fstab:

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/winxp ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 /mnt/shared vfat unmask=000 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

26th July 2007, 06:08 PM
Try a:
ls -a

Does this apply to both the fat and the ntfs or just one (which)?

26th July 2007, 06:21 PM
It applies to both the FAT and NTFS partitions.

Here is what I see when I ls -a in the FAT partition /mnt/shared:

. Rachel Playing in Bed.kino
.. Rachel Playing with Floppi.kino
Addresses.txt Rachel's First Spoon Feeding.kino
gpodder-downloads Videos
Music Videos of Floppi.kino

26th July 2007, 06:23 PM
So is it showing any more files than you see the other way?

26th July 2007, 06:31 PM
Here is what I see in that same partition in Win XP:

06/10/2007 03:12 PM <DIR> Documents
06/19/2007 09:33 AM 60,397 satellite_A135-S2356.pdf
1 File(s) 60,397 bytes
1 Dir(s) 46,112,735,232 bytes free

26th July 2007, 06:46 PM
Down to pure guesses at this point. Are you using some different character set on each system?

26th July 2007, 06:59 PM
Not that I'm aware of. It's pretty much default installations for both OS's.