Use Windows NTFS file systems in Linux. It can be access by linux as Read Only volume.
- Install ntfs driver. either from webmin by choosing: System -> Disk and Network File Systems, or get RPM.
- Before mounting, it must be known what is/are the devices recognised by linux, say /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb, etc.
- info. can be gathered by Gnome Desktop -> Applications -> System Tools -> Hardware Brower.
- Use Webmin to mount is fine only in a clean environment, i.e. no busy directory, umount volume issue, etc.
- Most efficient way is to edit: /etc/fstab to include the volume to be mounted, then
to mount all volumes stated in /etc/fstab by:
- even root can't chown to ntfs. better to assign user during mount. should be specified in /etc/fstab
- try to umount if anything mounted to inappropriate directory
- can't only use FAT32 as Windows XP can't partition FAT32 volume over 32GB!
- turn around is to partition disk by Window98 or WinME 1st, but also have to think of 4GB file size limit in FAT32.