----- Original Message -----
From: "Felix Miata" <mrma...@earthlink.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:42:22 PM
Subject: Re: NTFS access on Debian boot
Alan McConnell composed on 2016-09-15 21:02 (UTC-0400):
> Felix Miata composed:
>> I'll provide a seed for you to try to fix on your own. This is from Jessie
>> on a multiboot Dell that includes Windows 10:
>> # grep ntfs /etc/fstab
>> /dev/sda6 /win/C ntfs-3g
>> nofail,users,gid=100,fmask=0111,dmask=0000,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
> Already this doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't. A seed isn't a fruiting plant. It's not ready for cut and
Hmm . . . a good aphorism, I guess.
However, what _does_ work is the command 'blkid' Its output for my
/dev/sda3 is: LABEL="OS"! ! So much for the adherents here of
os-prober(You know who you are!)
After further exploration, I found that the command to mount the
Windoze system is: mount UUID="ddddd . . ." /mnt2. The 'ddd. . . " is
a sixteen digit string given by the blkid command. And /mnt2 is another
mount point I created, anticipating this use.
With this I can, as root or as user, cd to /mnt2 and explore the arcana
of Windows 10. I didn't try copying to or from /mnt2, since I was
afraid of disrupting the Windoze system.
Perhaps a lurking installer maintainer can pick up on this. It
shouldn't be hard to set up a grub file with the capacity to install
Windoze, if desired. Or to put a mount point into fstab.
of this is irrelevant, because I install and setup Grub myself, writing my own
primary bootloader menu, including in it whatever I please. I can load Grub
from the Windows boot menu if and when I please as well.
There is an enviable talent! I don't think I'll need more than I
presently have. My hope is still to get jessie working as well as
wheezy did. I can now use X11, but I still need to get my jessie
connected to the Internet. I have a message about that to reply to.
Thanks, Felix, and best wishes to all you other folk!