I have recently installed Vector Soho 5.8 on my Asus F3sv laptop. There are many kinks and things I still need to work out but I have gotten most of it working. But there has been one thing that I just can't get to work.
I can't properly mount my Windows partition.
My hard drive is as follows :
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 638 5120000 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 638 12312 93773824 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 12312 19458 57396056 5 Extended
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda5 12312 19458 57396055+ 83 Linux
I got this from running "fdisk -l"
Originally /dev/sda2 which is my Windows partition was not written in /etc/fstab. So I wrote it in using the following:
/dev/sda2 / ntfs defaults 0 1
I had another setting in fstab which I don't remeber. But what I wrote above allows me to mount the Vista partition. Then when I open it in /media/sda2 it just loads the already exisiting Linux partition and all the files in their, instead of the Vista partition. Any ideas?