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howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

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'chris'
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howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

hi

I have WIN2000 (NTFS) installed on the first harddisc
and linux SUSE 9.1 (Ext 3) on the second harddisc.

howto mount the second harddisc under SUSE ?

and how should I edit /etc/fstab to put a line with Windows ntfs partition ?

regards
chris
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

Since Windows 2000 is on the first disk, you have limited options.

You can buy a third party product such as partition magic. This will enable you to set your system up as dual boot with a choice at boot time as to whether to boot which disk.

You can get part way there by installing Suse 9.1. You boot off of that cd and instruct it to install on the second hard disk. You'll be prompted about using grub to maintain the disk setup.

This may work, but it may trash the Windows 2000 parition. So you need to be careful and read the steps carefully to avoid damaging the W2K parition. A backup would be a good idea prior to proceedng.

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'chris'
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Re: howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

hi steven

to boot linux or windows is NOT a problem and I can boot both systems with Windows NT-Bootmanager without any problems.

my problem is to mount and read windows data files under linux.

greetings
chris
Colin Topliss
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Re: howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

Put the line

ntfs defaults 00

in your fstab file, eg:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windoze ntfs defaults 00

Note that you *might* see some weird owner/group settings on the mounted NTFS filesystems.

Col
Rick Beldin
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Re: howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

Just make sure that you have ntfs system support in your kernel either static or as a module. Note that with most 'current' implemenations, you can only get read-only access to an ntfs partition although there is work to make it read write. I wouldn't trust doing ntfs read-write at this point in time.

I would suggest setting up a VFAT partition for data transfer between the two OSes is you have a need to have some common read/write data space.

I have used ntfs_resize tool to resize an ntfs partition successully to create enough space for a vfat partion. SystemRescue CD has this tool, a 'free' Partition Magic kind of tool
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Thomas Bianco
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Re: howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

the last time i checked, NTFS kernel module was still experimental. but, you would need to either compile in or instmod in the NTFS file system module, then mount it as mentioned above.

you might consider getting a ext2 file system driver for NT, as that is less likley to obliterate the filesystem. NTFS for linux is reverse-engineered, but EXT2-3 is a open system, and easily ported.
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'chris'
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Re: howto mount the second harddisc under linux SUSE 9.1 ?

hi

now it works !

I did following steps:
- install ntfsprogs packet
- create a new folder "windows"
- edit etc/fstab and put a new line:
/dev/hda1 /windows ntfs user,noexec,nodev,nosuid,noauto 0 0

that's it.

greetings
chris