The internal hard disk on my computer has three NTFS Windows partitions (Win 7 main, boot, and recovery), and several Ext4 Linux Partitions (Mint and swap). I'm temporarily doing most of my work on an external hard disk running Debian Wheezy. All are selectable at boot via GRUB and everything works properly.
Debian does not mount NTFS partitions by default, so I've spent a few months rebooting into Windows when I've needed something on the Windows partition. That got old, so I finally got around to setting up Debian to load the NTFS partition.
Being relatively new to Linux, I loaded the
ntfs-config utility, a GUI front end for us Windows wusses. It configured all of the NTFS partitions. The boot partition appeared in the file manager. However, the main Windows partition did not.
I then tried mounting the main partition manually, creating a mount directory and using the mount command. I got a message that it was already mounted. I did a mount listing and sure enough, there it was, mounted.
So the Windows boot and main partitions are both mounted but only the boot partition shows up in the drive list in the file manager. Supposedly, you can open a directory listing by double clicking on the mount directory, but doing that for the main Windows partition just produces an empty window.
Trying to research the problem produced numerous links to instructions to do what I did, and I could find nothing that describes a similar result after following the procedure.
As information, Mint came pre-configured to mount NTFS partitions and the main Windows partition does show up in the file manager there.
I'm not proficient enough with Linux to know what information might be diagnostic to include here (or how to get it). Can anyone suggest what I should be looking for to solve the problem?