Re: [Newbie]Mounting NTFS

From: philo (
Date: 03/14/05

Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:45:18 -0600 wrote:
> Hi,
> I have two partitions on my laptop - (1)Windows (NTFS) partition
> (2)Linux partition. While trying to install GRUB, I seem to have
> blundered somewhere and consequently I am not able to boot into XP now.
> I have extremely important data on my Windows partition and I have been
> trying to rescue this data. Someone suggested the following URL:
> (I downloaded the package and followed the instructions. Now cat
> /proc/filesystems lists ntfs, so I suppose I have support for NTFS)
> Now when I try to mount the ntfs partition, I keep getting the
> following error:
> mount -r -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
> or too many mounted file systems
> Also, fdisk gives the following output:
> /sbin/fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hda1 * 1 5099 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/hda2 5100 7295 17639370 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hda5 5100 7295 17639338+ 83 Linux
> I am trying to get at the data in /dev/hda1. Please can someone advice
> as to what needs to be done. I am at my wits end trying to get at the
> data in my Windows partition. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated. TIA.

your best bet is to just boot from your XP cd and
from the repair console
fix your mbr

two commands that are userful are:


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