access winnt from redhat 5.2 box

access winnt from redhat 5.2 box

Post by Ming-ho » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00

Hi folks:

  My computer is partitioned by hda1( winnt) hda2 ( redhat5.2 linux).
I can access data from floppy ( /mnt/floppy) and cdrom (/mnt/cdrom)
through adding lines on /etc/fstab or manually mount command.
But I have difficulty in accessing data on hda1 ( winnt workstaion
hpfs format)


   mount <tab> -t <tab> vfat <tab> /dev/hda1 <tab> /mnt <tab>

   error message at booting time

fat_read_super: Did not find valid FSINFO signature. Found 0x0
[MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 32,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022]
Transaction block size = 512
VFS: Can't find a valid MSDOS filesystem on dev 03:01.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,      
or too many mounted file systems


any suggestion will be appreciated.

thanks in advanced.



access winnt from redhat 5.2 box

Post by Flavio Curt » Thu, 03 Jun 1999 04:00:00

your error-message:
Quote:> fat_read_super: Did not find valid FSINFO signature. Found 0x0
> [MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 32,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022]

comes from trying to mount a ntfs-formatted drive in vfat mode. vfat is
for win95/98 with long filenames. but NT uses NTFS, the New Technology
File-System... means incompatible with everything there was before...

however, there is a ntfs-driver for linux, allowing you (till now) onyl
to read files from your ntfs-drive. take a look at:

hope it helps & greetz



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