Yet another problem with Windows Partition

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Yet another problem with Windows Partition

Post by manishk » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:10 am

I was running a Barbara and Win XP as a dual boot. Then due to some problem with XP (as always) I had to reinstall it.

I lost GRUB due due the XP reinstall and now I got it back. Heres the problem:

The Windows partition (NTFS) gets mounted with my other two FAT32 partitions but it does not show any files/folders in it. It is empty. The FAT32 partitions mount fine and even show up on the desktop. The XP partition doesn't even show up on my desktop (it used to, earlier).

Please help.

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Post by clem » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:42 am

Hi Manish,

- Delete all references to Windows partitions (FAT32, NTFS) in your /etc/fstab
- Install mintDisk
- Reboot

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Post by manishk » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:02 am

Hey this dint work for me!!

I edited fstab to delete 2 lines that started with # /dev/... and the next line with started with UUID..ntfs.... Then installed mintConfig and mintDisk. Then rebooted. But no change in the mounted filesystems :(

P.S:I'm sorry for such a late response, but I don't have a internet access from my laptop, so there was delay in installing the stuff.

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Post by clem » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:52 am

What does /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDisk/mintDisk.log say ?

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Post by manishk » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:21 am

I checked...there is no mintdisk.log file in that directory.

I even did a search on my 'Filesystem', there were no .log files related to mint.

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Post by clem » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:14 pm

try to run mintdisk manually:

cd /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintDisk
sudo python ./mintDisk.py

then paste the result of mintDisk.log

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Post by manishk » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:07 pm

Running mintDisk manually did it :D that partition is now mounted and with w/r access.

:) Great job guys!! :)

Thanks a ton.

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