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I have Windows XP Home and Linux Mandrake 9.1 Dual Booted on one Hard drive. My Windows XP Home partition is NTFS based, but Linux refuses to remember this. When I boot Linux it tells me the partition is the wrong FS type, yet I'm sure it's set to NTFS.

From root I can mount it using (something like):

mount -t NTFS /hda1 /mnt/windows

But that means only my root user can use it, and I don't use root because the KDE GUI looks crappy with it ;). I can't mount using mount /mnt/windows or anything without specifiying NTFS.

Any ideas?

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This problem has something to do with the boot loader? I think he is able to dual boot fine. His problem is that he's just trying to mount an NTFS partition from within Linux. That still has to do with /etc/fstab, right?

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Boot loader's fine, works great.

But i'll post /etc/fstab neway...

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"Boot loader's fine, works great.

But i'll post /etc/fstab neway..." (has nothing to do with boot loader)

This problem has something to do with the boot loader? I think he is able to dual boot fine. His problem is that he's just trying to mount an NTFS partition from within Linux. That still has to do with /etc/fstab, right?

Nope your right its not the loader
Im simultaneously posting on diffrent messageboards right now sorry
Now back to the question at hand
post the output of
fdisk -l (has nothing to do with boot loader)

This is a simple problem(if you want to call it that)to fix but we need the screenshots

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I was merely following your instructions, I'm not exactly a Linux Guru. :rolleyes:

I'm assuming you mean fdisk as in the DOS programme?

'FDISK' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

hmmm.

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Run on Root

It lists the available drives/partitions and information about them.

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and wheres all the members who have LINUX avatars I rarely see them answering linux questions.....? It just seems odd to me

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