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Old 01-30-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
Kul
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Accessing Other Partitions


Hello everyone, Im new here...

I see that you all know a lot...well what can I say? Im a real noob at linux, I know nothing at all, but thats why Im here...I need some help :P

most of all i would be very greatfull if someone could tell me how to access other partitions I have on my hard drive from linux (a partition where I have all my music)

if this was possible I would really apreciate if you could give me some detailed steps to do so, since I really know nothing


(links to good guides are also welcome ^^)


I have other minor problems but this is the most important so far.



Sorry for introducing myself and already ask for help, but Im cluless here :S



Yours,



Kul
 
Old 01-30-2006, 07:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

First of all, what distro are you using? If you put this in your profile, it helps us to answer your questions.

I assume that the partition with your music is formatted as FAT32. You need to find out what partition it is (For example hda1, hda2 or whatever). Then you need to create a mount point, say /media/music. As root, "mkdir /media/music". Then mount it, using
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdx /media/music
where hdx is whatever partition it is. Once you have mounted it, go "cd /media/music" and then "ls" to see your files.

Depending on the distro that you are using, it may be automatically mounted. Check in /media or /mnt to see if your files are there already.

I hope this helps
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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Hello! my distro is UBUNTU, sorry that I didn't say that.

Problem is that partitions are NTFS, not FAT32 :S

I think it's hda2, but in any case, how can I be sure?


Thanks in advance...


Kul
 
Old 01-30-2006, 09:24 PM   #4
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You should be able to mount an ntfs partition:
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /media/music
Note that NTFS support under Linux is not very good. You can read, but write is not properly supported.

If the partition is not NTFS, then mount will complain. You can also try auto instead of vfat or ntfs.

I hope this helps
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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thank you man, that's really usefull, i'm logging into linux now and try it out.

In any case, I'm just gonna listen to the music, and not going to modify it, so it should work fine even if it is NTFS

uhm, still how can i be sure if the partition is named...i don't know hda2 or hda6 or...hda78935603486098? ^^

Another thing, i'm using gaim on linux and it's just one window with tabs of every person that talks to me, is there any chance to have one window per person that talks to me?

(sorry i'm annoying, but as i said: i am a noob at linux )
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:51 AM   #6
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fdisk -l (ell, not one) will show all your partitions. I think it must be run as root.
If it is not clear to you, then post the output so we can help de-cipher.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:26 AM   #7
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This command lists partitions (must be root):
Code:
fdisk -l
This command will show what's mounted where (must be root):
Code:
mount
As for GAIM, change this setting:
Tools -> Preferences -> Conversations -> Tab Options -> "Show IMs and chats in tabbed windows"
^^ Untick that box ^^
 
Old 01-31-2006, 05:16 AM   #8
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I have moved your thread to Linux-General and given it a title which describes your question. Welcome to LQ
 
Old 01-31-2006, 10:08 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone !

Turns out the code was the following

Code:
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/hda5 /mnt/d -o umask=000
Using the code you gave me I couldn't access the folder (permission denied), but it was still very, very helpfull! :)

[I found out that it was "hda5" just but looking at "system"-->"administration"---> "disks" :P]

Thanks with that Gaim thing, was really annoying ^^.

Well, also, my internet seems to work a bit slower with Linux than with windows...is there any chance that that is possible? or am I halucinating?

(my internet is adsl via ethernet adaptor)



Thanks again EVERYONE for your help


[Edit]

PD:

How can I change my keyboard config? I mean, I have = where de inverted question mark should be, for example.

Last edited by Kul; 01-31-2006 at 11:57 AM.
 
  


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