( Always backup before attempting any tweaks. You are solely responsible for the result. The following tweak worked well in my system and i believe it works fine in your system too. Patience pays ! Dont end up like an impatient guy like the one here. )
Question : I have a dual boot consisting of Windows and Mandriva.In Mandriva , only 2 out of 4 of my Win partitions show up.When i click on the other partition entries in the “Places” menu , i get the following error “cannot get volume.fstype.alternative” . Now how do i mount those partitions ?
Solution : The solution is simple . Before progressing through the mentioned steps , do backup to make up for the rare worst case probabilities.
Open the Mandriva control center (System->Administration->Configure your computer).
Then choose the “Local disks ” option.In that click on “Manage disk partitions“.
You will be shown a window containing all the Win partitions.
Click on the unmounted partition and when you do so , a list of possible operations would be listed to the right of the window .
Choose “Mount point” and in the pop up window that appears , enter /media/anyname . Where “anyname” can be a name of your choice. Repeat this for all the unmounted disks.
Finally when you quit the app , a message will popup prompting “save the modifications to / etc / fstab ” .Click yes .
Reboot your system and Bingo ! you can now see the all the partitons mounted.
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