howto mount windows partition

Asked by Phil

Hi guys,

The problem.

Trying to access winXP home partition from ubuntu. All mp3 and film stuff......................don't know where to start, newbie as in 3 days newbie.
Any pointers would be much appreciated,

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Frode M. Døving (frode) said :


I recommend following this guide:

- Frode

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williamts99 (williamts99) said :

As you have mentioned mp3s and film files...

A few of the following 'common' file formats are what we call restricted formats. The reason is that they are patent and copyright encumbered so are not included by default. This includes mp3, avi, WMV, encrypted DVDs, Flash, MSfonts, Real Media, Quicktime, as well as others. Though it is really easy to add this support by visiting the following link.

If these comments have solved your problem, please consider marking this request as answered. contains useful information about managing your support request.

If you are still having problems, let us know and we'll keep working on them.

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Phil (phil-radcliffe) said :

The help you gave was spot on guys.........a result..........and in such a response time.........i'm impressed enough with your knowledge, i'm going to the library to read up on linux.

Many thanks to you all,


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williamts99 (williamts99) said :

Glad we could help.

Just wanted to say thank you very much for marking your support request as answered. I know that it might not seem like a big deal, but it sure does help us a lot.

Thank you very much for helping us help you.