see windows partitions from linux

By sirstevo
May 31, 2002
  1. When I'm in linux, how can I see/access my Windows partitions? I can't cd .. from the root directory!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    If they are NTFS you have to do some mucking around with the kernel. If they are FAT or FAT32 then its simplier, although I am not learned enough in linux to help you out on here, several other members are.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    There's a good chance your kernel already has FAT/FAT32 write and right access compiled in.

    NTFS read access is usally off by default. There is NTFS write access as well but its not recommended and has caused data corruption.

    try this:

    create a mount point for your windows partition

    mkdir /mnt/windows

    then try to mount it:

    mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

    where hda1 is your windows partition.
  4. TheDarkerSide

    TheDarkerSide TS Rookie

    Well how would you enable read and write for NTFS.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Either by loading a module, or by recompiling the kernel.
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