General :: Mounting Windows NTFS Partitions On Fedora?
Sep 27, 2009
I know nothing about linux. But my friend says linux is good. So, I kept a copy of fedora core 10 i386. My fiend has a lot of movies about 100 in his ipod. So, I took it. It contains lot of viruses and I opened the ipod in windows but my windows has malfunctioned due to the virus. So, I have installed the fedora core 10 i386. I have some important information in the windows ntfs partitions. How do i mount those ntfs partitions.
I've got a Desktop System that Automounted Two NTFS partitions in F10 so I could declare them SAMBA Shares and have my other XP and Vista Machine Access them whether my dual boot machine ran XP or F10. Now I've switched to F11 and cannot get the NTFS Partitions to Automount at boot. If I browse with COMPUTER and let the system mount the NTFS partitions once it is running the mount command returns the following output:
I believe I need to modify /etc/fstab but cannot get the syntax correct to save my life.
until recently, they did fstab mount quite happily, but now, they don't
the error I get is:
Code: Mountall mount /media/win7  terminated with status 21 My fstab has not changed but here it is: Code: /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 vfat noauto 0 0 UUID=da252821-a30d-415b-84cb-adca92be5b72 / ext4 defaults 0 1
Oh if I make the windows drive the first avail, then it boots just fine.
I've recently installed Arch on my main PC, and I decided to use Xfce4 desktop environment as appose to gnome that I use on my laptop. Firstly, I had to search round for an icon theme to get any of the icons working (they were all just papers with red crosses in them to start with), which I think is taking lightweight a bit too far :P, but just my opinion.Now i've got that sorted I turned to the problem of auto-mounting partitions. I'm having some trouble getting HAL to auto-mount my NTFS partitions which have my documents and music on. They are NTFS because i've got dual boot windows, and had windows before Archlinux so NTFS was the logical fs type to use. I think HAL is auto mounting dvd's etc. (can't be sure as I aren't in Arch at the minute)I can mount the NTFS partitions manually using:mount -t ntfs /dev/sda(number from 1 through 3) /mnt/sda(1 through 3)
However, I can only access this via root, so I carried out: mchmod scott.scott /mnt/sda(1-3)or something similar and that works fine, so I know they can be mounted successfully. I've tried auto-mounting them using fstab but can't seem to get this working, and I would rather not have fstab auto-mount them, I would rather let HAL sort all that out for me.I have checked that dbus, hal, consolekit and xf86-input-evdev are all installed (although im not sure what xf86-input-evdev does).Has anyone got any ideas why its not auto-mounting the NTFS partitions. My laptop mounts the NTFS windows partition fine using gnome.
I have installed Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 5 on my laptop. I have also installed Windows 7 Operating system on the laptop. I want to access windows 7 created ntfs partitons on RHEL 5 server. I tried installing the following rpm's on the rhel5 for accessing the ntfs partitiins.
I have installed ubuntu on my notebook, and there are 4 partitons in the hdd, all are NTFS, only one is ext4.
the problem is i deleted some hidden folders(in ubuntu which are not hidden, such as recyclebin and file information table folders) in ntfs partitions, now i need to reinstall the windows 7 back, i have a doubt that even windows will ever recognize those partitions again?
I'm using fedora core 9 and I am a linux beginner. In my computer, I can see the icons representing windows partitions but cannot be opened. I right click on it and then opt for "mount the volume" . But there is no use. What can I do?
I have a windows box running w2003 server on 1 volume with 2x ntfs basic partitions. c: = the windows bit, d: = the data bit for user data.I have cloned (clonezilla) the volume to another and deleted the data (d bit and want to extend the c: into the freed space.I'm booted from a partedmagicv5 cd and using gparted to attempt this.I can't see a way to do this with gparted but then, I could be thick. Maybe I clone off reformat and copy back?Is there a better way or even is this the correct forum (please don't refer me to Microsoft website:-) for this type of question?This is a test box so not worried about breaking it, but the test is to try to solve a live problem at a school I support which is running out of hd space.
I tried ntfs and ntfs-3g but the result is the same I can mount root but I would like to be able to mount as a user. When I try to mount as a user I get
Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information at [URL] Before installing ntfs-3g I was able to mount as a user but there was no rw permission. Any way to mount an ntfs partition as a user without suid as the message said?
I've been working for a while to help a friend re-activate her system after a Windows crash. I tried every way I could to restore Windows, but the system is thoroughly bollixed. The data is still there on the disk, and you can read/write if you boot off of external media. I backed up her data that way.
Details if you need them, but for now suffice it to say that I finally got her up and running by installing Xubuntu Lucid in a dual-boot setup. However Xubuntu isn't automatically recognizing and mounting the NTFS partition the way I would expect it to. I had her run a few commands in the terminal, and here's what she got.
Ordinarily I'd use mkdir then mount to solve this. But I'd like to check a few things before I go and do that.
First, as I understand it if a Windows instance is not shut down properly it can make it difficult for Linux to mount the partition. The usual solution is simply to reboot Windows and then shut down properly, but that's impossible in this case. Will that affect the mkdir/mount solution?
Second, the fact that /dev/sda1 doesn't even show up in fstab causes me some concern. Would that be a problem for mkdir/mount?
And third, how to I set it up so the NTFS partition mounts automatically?
I have brought an ipod of my friends with a lot of movies and i was then running on windows. The Whole sys was infected and I reloaded the windows operating system but it worked fine only upto two restarts. Then I started and completely successfully installed fedora core 10 i386. I Have very much important information in the windows hard drives. Please tell me anyone how to mount these partitions from the beginning.
I still have to dual boot with Windows (for now!) but having the various NTFS partitions show up in Nautilaus, etc. is a problem.Also I would like to share some data between Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10 but I cannot create any more partitions due to well know limitations. In my case I already have 3 primary Windows partitions that I want to keep and 1 primary Linux with ext4 and swap as logicals for Ubuntu. BTW my laptop had all 4 primaries used up an I got rid 1 for Ubuntu. I could get rid of more but really do not want to now.
I found many great ideas and suggestions here in the forums but could not find exactly what I was looking for so I cobbled together a couple of I ideas and I think I have a working solution.First to hide a Windows partition and protect it this works great when you add this line to fstab:
Of course change your partition to the correct one and make sure the /Windows directories are created.I have used this many times and it works great except I want to have access to 1 or 2 directories without exposing the whole drive.I turned to symbolic links to help solve but when sda2 is "hidden" with the above there is a rights problem for my normal user. I could probably solve it with umask somehow but I just did this instead:
I found this allows me to access the directory but it is still hidden from Nautilaus. I am guessing it is because it is mounted in a location it does not normally look in.After this I created a symbolic link to the directories I want access like this:
ln -s /Windows/sda2/Temp /home/myuser/windir
Note I did not use sudo here because that was causing me rights problems at one time. This is permanent until you rm the windir file since symbolic links are just special files.
So now I can access windir in my home directory on the NTFS partition without me accidentally messing up my other Windows system files. If I try hard I can mess it up but this provides just enough protection for me. I can also drag the link to my desktop or the Naultilaus left nav pane and it acts like a regular directory.I sure there are a 100 ways to achieve what I wanted to do but thought I would share this method since it took me a while to figure it out.
I formatted with mkfs.nts a USB 500 GB external drive. Under Linux when I connect it to the USB port it's recognized and works. Under windowz 7 home is's seen in the device list but not in the computer window. I can't do anything with it apart eject it. This is what I get from fdisk:sudo fdisk /dev/sdcThe number of cylinders for this disk is set to 60801.There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,and could in certain setups cause problems with:1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)Command (m for help):
and this from fdisk -ls /dev/sdc: gt[~]$ sudo fdisk -ls /dev/sdc Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
Fairly new to Ubuntu (started with Karmic), now dualbooting Lucid and Windows 7. Lucid is automatically mounting my NTSC partitions, which is pretty convenient since I store all my media there, but I recently deleted one of the partitions and just extended the other one. Now Lucid is still trying to automatically mount the partition that no longer exists and giving me an error message every time I boot up. Not really a big deal, just a minor annoyance, but I'm wondering what I do to make it realize the partition is gone.
I have a desktop with Ubuntu and I've set up Samba to share files with my Windows 7 laptop. I can access my home folder just fine except for my NTFS storage partitions on the desktop's HDD and my home folder's Downloads folder (which times out whenever I try and open it).
Is there an alternative way to share files between Linux and Windows 7?
I am doing major deployment of opensuse 313 pcs from windows to opensuse. I am having a problem that I have to keep 2 ntfs partitions intact will deleting the partition that has windows. Now everything goes well, opensuse installs but the problem is that I cannot give user full rights to ntfs folders. I have used graphical file permission methods n terminal chown n chmod methos but still permissions revert back to root.
When i use the "Places" menu to try to access the other partitions on the same hard-drive i get a pop-up box asking me for the Root user password. Is there any way to mount it without? The normal user is now in the sudoers group but really i don't think i should be asked for authentication at all?
I am new to Linux platform and have installed RHEL 6 on my computer. I have gone through different posts on websites regarding how to mount windows drive on to the Linux file system.Here are few results of my trial where results are slightly overwhelming for a guy like me:
1. Mounting NTFS file system using mount commandAs a su-) " $mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/MyFilesystem"
Output: error: unrecognised file system ntfs
2. I followed step by step instructions of installing Fuse and ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs but had no luck:
while using this command for the installation of for FUSE-0.9(which I guess prepares files for installation) I am getting this error : " Command use: ./configure --exec-prefix=/; make;make install"
Error: "Checking Kernel source directory.../usr.src/kernels/2.6.32-71.e16.x86_64...Checking Kernel source version.......Not found " Configure error: cannot determine the version of the Linux kernel source.Please configure the kernel before running this script.
Woooh , as u can see my Linux version is mentioned in that message so can anyone lemme know whether this issue is because of the incompatibility of Fuse with my version of Linux or am I suppose to make some changes in the command itself.
My computer has 2 O.S.- WindowsXP and Fedora13, and also two 500GB Hard Disks. For HD1 Partition1 is NTFS, a few FAT partitions and last one is Fedora13. HD2 has 2 NTFS of equal size. Fedora13 always showed NTFS partitions on HD1 as 30GB HD, FAT partitions correctly and HD2 as a single 500GB HD with the contents of 1st partition of this HD i.e. contents of 2nd partition of HD2 were never shown in Fedora13. XP showed everything correctly. Recently XP is becoming hung on start up as 2nd HD is connected. But Fedora is showing as previousPl. suggest me the solution as I have a lot data on the 2nd partition of HD 2.
I boot several Redhat based distributions, Fedora 15, Fedora 14, CentOS, Scientific Linux, Redhat and occasionally something non-Redhat based like Ubuntu and Debian. Out of habit and preference I frequently set up partitions to be auto mounted at boot through fstab. Somewhere in time something went seriously wrong with the CentOS install. There are a ton of permission denied errors while booting CentOS (text style boot) mostly regarding shared libraries. The system will boot to the desktop and everything looks OK but some things don't work. I can't update the system because I have no network connection. I obviously can't get to the Internet or get e-mail. I can open a VT but can't log in as regular user or root.
Permission denied in both instances. I didn't make any drastic changes to the CentOS system, just minor tweaks. The culprit in my opinion is a combination of the fact that one of the other Linux systems did an SELinux relabel while booting and the CentOS partition was already mounted. Since the CentOS partition was mounted it too was relabeled. I can't prove this. If there's a way to prove it then I just don't have the skills or knowledge to do so. It's basically a theory based on what I know I've done with the several installed distributions. This is not a rant nor is it a request for help. Just a comment. An assumption, hopefully a correct assumption. The CentOS install was working flawlessly until something happened and I think that something was the SELinux relabel.
I have ubuntu 10.04 LTS installed. I want to mount a windows partition. I can, of course, use fstab. However, I open nautilus and click on the windows partition in the placed panel. How do I use mount (or any other command) to emulate this?