[Samba] 2 HD, same PC

Rohan Gilchrist rohan at e-mailme.org
Wed Sep 8 05:14:15 GMT 2004

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Bryan Peifer wrote:

> Hello,
> I have two hard drives on one PC.  One is a Windows XP drive and the other is 
> a Linux (redhat 9.0) drive.  I want Linux to recognize and share files on the 
> XP drive.  Where is there documentation addressing this situation?  Because 
> now I work mostly with my Linux environment, I wanted to access the XP drive 
> from Linux.


What is the file system of you XP drive? If it is FAT or FAT32, then this is easy.

#mount -t vfat /dev/hdx /mnt/whatever

Where x is the letter of the drive. If XP is the first drive, then it will most likely
be /dev/hda1, if it's the second drive, then /dev/hdb1, or /dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1 if they're
scsi drives.

If the XP drive has the NTFS file system, then you're going to have more work on your hands.

There's a patch that can allow the linux kernel to read NTFS file systems, but I haven't used it
in a while and I can't remember where it can be found.

Alternatively, you can recompile your kernel to allow it to read NTFS file systems (again something
I haven't done for a while), but from memory, mounting an NTFS file system with read/write access is
dangerous (loss of data possible).

Hope this helps.

Rohan Gilchrist 
rohan at e-mailme.org
0412 648 909

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