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    Default Access Drive C

    Running SLED 10 under Microsoft VPC2007
    I thought Id like to see if I could access my Windows Drive C in read only mode.
    I tried
    mount t ntfs o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/c
    But the response was
    mount: mount point /mnt/c does not exist.
    So I must need to do something else/more.
    Any ideas ?
    Also offer any advice on mounting a jump drive.
    Once I activate these devices, I'd like to make these connections available on every subsequent login.
    TIA
    Bob

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    mount: mount point /mnt/c does not exist.
    You need to create the destination directory (e.g. /mnt/c) where you wanna mount drive c first. Anything else looks good so far.
    To create the directory from command line type "mkdir /mnt/c".

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    Or use YaST > Partitioner and set the mount point for the ntfs partition (edit partition, enter mount point on the bottom right).
    Take care not hit the format option in there...

    Cheers,
    Wj

    P.s. YaST will also create the mount point directorie(s) for you, so you don't have to create them first.
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    if you want to create /mnt/c then you will need root permissions i believe, so open a console and type:

    su
    (enter root pw)
    mkdir /mnt/c

    then try mounting again.

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    I am su
    Here is what I see:
    rrl:/ # cd mnt
    rrl:/ # ls
    c jump
    cd .. (did this twice to get
    rrl:/ #
    rrl:/ # mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/c
    mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /mnt/c busy
    --------------------------------------------
    Now it seems to me that hda1 is in use by SUSE so
    maybe SUSE needs an hda4 device that is newly created and then logically attached to the Windows C:
    rrl:/ # mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hda4 /mnt/c
    but I don't see how SUSE would know anything about the Windows drive C: or D: for that matter !
    Maybe both need to be defined as special devices before they can be addressed in the mount command.
    (BTW - YAST Partition scares me so I'd like to learn to do this manually.)
    Recall all is happening under VPC 2007
    TIA
    Bob

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    what is ' mount ' telling you? Maybe also post the output you get from it.

    Try creating an other directory in the root ( /driveC or someting) and try mounting in that to see if that works..

    p.s. You don't need the mount options ' -t ntfs -o ro ' as mount will try to find the right type on it's own.
    The option ro is only needed if you want to force a setting or only want read-only access instead or read-write.

    cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    On Thu, 03 Jul 2008 16:46:03 GMT
    srfpala <srfpala@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > I am su
    > Here is what I see:
    > rrl:/ # cd mnt
    > rrl:/ # ls
    > c jump
    > cd .. (did this twice to get
    > rrl:/ #
    > rrl:/ # mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/c
    > mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /mnt/c busy
    > --------------------------------------------
    > Now it seems to me that hda1 is in use by SUSE so
    > maybe SUSE needs an hda4 device that is newly created and then
    > logically attached to the Windows C:
    > rrl:/ # mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hda4 /mnt/c
    > but I don't see how SUSE would know anything about the Windows drive
    > C: or D: for that matter !
    > Maybe both need to be defined as special devices before they can be
    > addressed in the mount command.
    > (BTW - YAST Partition scares me so I'd like to learn to do this
    > manually.)
    > Recall all is happening under VPC 2007
    > TIA
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Hi
    I don't know about VPC, but in vmware there is an option to share
    folders on the host machine, is there something like that in vpc?

    Does vpc actually see the host drive? If so it will be a device not a
    partition on the guest OS.

    eg
    Guest OS = /dev/hda
    Host OS = /dev/hdb

    Go into YaST and run the hawdware info tool and cut/past the disk
    information you see or from the CLI

    hwinfo --disk

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    Hey there I got a quick question on a similar issue...
    I got a NTFS partition, it's mounted correctly and things work, but
    standart user has read acces only, to write stuff on the NTFS partition I gotta be root...Can anyone tell me what I got to do to have write-access as standart user?

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    Default Re: Access Drive C

    problem solved...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rittler View Post
    Hey there I got a quick question on a similar issue...
    I got a NTFS partition, it's mounted correctly and things work, but
    standart user has read acces only, to write stuff on the NTFS partition I gotta be root...Can anyone tell me what I got to do to have write-access as standart user?
    open a console window and type
    su
    (enter root password)
    chmod 777 /mnt/disk

    where /mnt/disk is the mount point, this will change according to where it's mounted. should work, giving full read/write access to everyone. for other permissions, please ask if needed.

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