Reading Vista NTFS partition on dual-boot system?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 3 19:41:56 UTC 2008


On 04/03/2008 12:59 AM, Charlie Zender wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I installed Ubuntu as a dual-boot option on a Dell laptop that
> also has Windows Vista (NTFS) on the same (and only) disk.
> How do I get Linux to mount the Vista partition in read-only mode?
> The Vista partition does not appear in my /etc/fstab (below),
> so I'm unsure what to try with the mount command.
> Or is there a better way?
> 
> Thanks,
> Charlie
> 
> /etc/fstab:
> # /dev/sda5
> UUID=7d39d77a-7c79-4a97-86c5-673db5782738 /               ext3 
> defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
> # /dev/sda6
> UUID=7c61d4a3-9284-4ff9-a537-c58470b4c27c none            swap    sw 
>            0       0
> /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0
> 

This works for me:
# /dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb1   /media/windows  ntfs  iocharset=utf8,umask=000    0  0

Note:
1. Change sdb1 to whatever your windows drive is.
2. Make sure to create a /media/<name> folder where your windows drive
can be mounted. I use /media/windows but you can use whatever is
convenient for you - example: /media/Vista






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