Mounting NTFS drive/partition

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Mar 31 02:46:30 UTC 2007

Derek Ragona wrote:
> You are able to mount the primary partition, not the extended 
> partitions.  This is a also a limitation mounting ms-dos fat drives.  
> The extended partitions are done differently and are outside the 
> partition table.
>         -Derek
> At 07:58 AM 3/30/2007, =?ISO-8859-2?Q?Ivan_Zenzerovi=E6?= wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to mount an ntfs drive with mount_ntfs. Now, the system 
>> sees the
>> second hard disk, but shows only one partition, ad1s1 wich is NTFS, 
>> but on
>> that disk there are 3 ntfs partitions and the system doesn't see 
>> them. On
>> windows they work fine.
>> Another thing, after a day or two I tried to boot on windows and the
>> responded that a file is missing and that they can't start. After that I
>> rebooted and the started normaly! Weird. What could it be?
>> Thanks,
>> Ivan
>> --
DOS partitions handled by the Logical Volume Manager are tricky critters 
to deal with (if that's in fact what you have setup). That's why I 
suggest that you move back to a 'Basic' configuration -- that way your 
partitions will be readable using any OS.


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