mount a NT partition
fcarreiro at loweryinc.com
Mon Oct 23 15:39:01 GMT 2000
FYI... I recently started using vmware at home and LOVE IT!!!
Version 2.0.1 for Linux works great. I've had some minor problems here
and there. Mainly if I let it run too long (like a few days) my system
seems to get slower and slower until I feel the need to reboot. If I
just run VMWARE with NT 4.0 for as long as I need (Usually a few hours
at most) then shutdown VMWARE everything seems to be ok.
Also I regularly move files from one FAT16 partition into my EXT2
partition and back again (from Linux). NT (VMWARE) sees the files (in
FAT16) and I'm happy. Nice solution. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone
who is forced to use Windoze :-)
Rob Tanner wrote:
> --On 10/22/00 12:06:38 PM +0200 Urban Widmark <urban at svenskatest.se>
>> On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, Rob Tanner wrote:
>>> > What file system is the NT FS? FAT or NTFS? I was adviced not to
>>> > mount NTFS system on to Linux. They are ok to be mounted in
>>> > readonly mode but not in readwrite mode.
>>> > Please correct me if that is not an issue now.
>>> Unless I've just been lucky, it's not a problem (or not a problem
>>> anymore). I'm the local perl guru (and have been much more
>> There seems to be some confusion here.
>> Mounting fat or ntfs on a remote machine over smbfs does not make
>> anything more or less dangerous/likely to fail. The potentially
>> dangerous operation is mounting a local ntfs partition (ie on a dual
>> boot machine) read-write.
> Oh! You're right, I was answering the wrong question.
> I was using dual boot for a while and tried it. On redhat you're
> perfectly safe, however. The kernel as built in the distribution,
> doesn't recognize NTFS, so you'd have to rebuild it with the
> additional drivers to mount it anyway. A better solution is VMWare.
> With VMWare, both Linux and Windows run simultaneously and you can use
> SAMBA to share common file space. Moreover, even though the VMWare
> virtual machine is just 4 Linux processes, the NT that I'm running
> inside that VM is fully on the network and is a full participant in
> the local domain. And best of all, I don't like dual boots and now I
> don't have any reason to have to.
> -- Rob
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