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dual boot question......

Postby HMFIC on Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:12 pm

can anyone tell me if it is possible to view and use the windows files using linux mint? is there an easy way to do it. i am thinking about doing a full transfer to linux but i need to be able to test it's compatibility with all of the things that i do with my computer. i am fairly new to linux and don't really understand the cli of it yet, so if there is an easy way to do this it would really help me.
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Re: dual boot question......

Postby Fred on Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:27 pm

HMFIC,

Yes you can have access to your Windows, (NTFS), partition in Linux. Just follow the instructions below.

Open a terminal and type: (put your username in place of mine in all cases.)

mkdir /home/fred/Windows

gksu gedit /etc/fstab

A window will open displaying the fstab file for editing. Put the following line at the end of the file, save and close. ( I am assuming your Windows install is located on the first partition of the first hard drive.)

/dev/sda1 /home/fred/Windows ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0

That is it. Reboot and you should have a folder in your /home named Windows. Clicking on it will open your Windows partition.

Fred
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Re: dual boot question......

Postby HMFIC on Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:51 am

That did it thank you so much. One of these days I will learn and understand everything you had me type in. Once I get to that point I think I will really be able to enjoy linux. Until then I will have to settle for asking people (like you) that are much smarter than me.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: dual boot question......

Postby Fred on Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:15 am

HMFIC,

No No... not smarter at all. Just been around a long time, in almost every sense of the word. :-)

Glad I could help and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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