How to mount NTFS partitions in dual boot

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How to mount NTFS partitions in dual boot

Postby cristiano007 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:57 am

I'm dual booting Mint 5 XFCE and WinXP SP3 in both my home and work machines, with this forum's help I have solved my soundcard and theming problems, but I still have problems to see my NTFS parttitions, actually I have no idea how to TRY to see them. It was pretty easy in Ubuntu and even in Puppy, but here I can't see any app to do it. I installed every mounting related package and nothing. I searched through the forum but didn't find the way. Please, help. :?:
Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE dual booting w/WinXP in these machines:
Work: 2.8 GHz Intel Dual Core, 1 Gb RAM
Home: 1.5 GHz, 256 Mb Ram
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Re: How to mount NTFS partitions in dual boot

Postby Naiki Muliaina on Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:15 pm

Just made a post about monting drives / partitions in my blog :)

Open terminal then list your disks/partitions. Your windows partition/drive will have ntfs next to it. Mines /dev/sda3, so ill use sda3 later on. Yours might be different. Now make a folder to mount the windows partition into. Then use nano to open fstab.

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sudo fdisk -l
sudo mkdir /mnt/windows
sudo nano /etc/fstab


Add a new line to the fstab file and add the following, replacing sda3 with wherever your ntfs drive is located.

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/dev/sda3      /mnt/windows      ntfs   umask=000,defaults   0 0


Save it and close it then go back to terminal and type:

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mount -a


You should now be able to find your whole windows partition in the directory /mnt/windows.
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Re: How to mount NTFS partitions in dual boot

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:30 pm

This would be easier.
Install ntfs-config:
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apt install ntfs-config
Then launch NTFS Configuration Tool found in the menu under Administration.
Now add a mount point by naming it.
Example: /dev/sdb1 could be named sdb1 and then you will see it change to /media/sdb1
Check the add box next to the ones you want to add.
Then Click apply and then OK.

Note: DON'T DO THIS FOR USB HARD DRIVES.
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Re: How to mount NTFS partitions in dual boot

Postby cristiano007 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:36 am

Thanks to both of you, I tried the easier second one first and was perfect. Now my Mint is closer to perfect! :D
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Work: 2.8 GHz Intel Dual Core, 1 Gb RAM
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