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Old 12-03-2003, 03:05 AM   #1
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How do i read files from another hard disk?


I have a problem and here is the situation.
I recently decided to migrate over from windows xp... I have 2 hard disks, C and D.... C has 20 gb of space and D has about 2.5 gb of space. D is primarily used to store my mp3 files. I installed and formatted C and installed RH linux 8 on it. In order not to lose any data on D, i left D intact during the installation process. Right now, i've got my RH linux 8 running on my com.

So now, my problem is how can i get Linux to read the files on my D? Or transfer the files from D over to C ?

I hope i gave enough info... please ask me if you need any further clarification. Your help would be greatly appreciated...... Thanks

- Timberwolf
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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You need to know exactly where the D partition is, C is most likely hda1 and d is most likely hda2.

From memory (if this does not work tell me so and I will find out the command syntax) type 'mount /dev/hda2 <destination>. Sometimes you will have to specify the files system type but I hope RedHat 8 can load and autodetect NTFS filesystems so this should work. The destination is where the drives partition will be mounted. There are no drives in linux, drives are mounted on folders so make you destination folder before running this command.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:42 AM   #3
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I went to the terminal and keyed in dmesg and these are some of the results it posted.
apparently, my D is in hdc1.



hdc: 4999680 sectors (2560 MB) w/256KiB Cache, CHS=4960/16/63, DMA

hdc: WDC AC22500L, ATA DISK drive

hdc: [PTBL] [620/128/63] hdc1
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:16 AM   #4
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did you create a directory like '/music'.
did you run the command 'mount /dev/hdc1 /music'
 
Old 12-03-2003, 08:15 AM   #5
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ok... I unmounted it already.... do you guys know how i can access my D drive?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 08:22 AM   #6
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I could unmount the drive into 'root', how can i access the files using another user on the computer?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 11:16 AM   #7
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see your /etc/fstab
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:06 PM   #8
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create new group
use chgrp to change the files and folders group
use chmod to give the group access rights.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:19 PM   #9
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can i just use root and move the files over to under the user?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:22 PM   #10
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of course you can, just cp them over to the users home directory or any place the user has access rights to.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:27 PM   #11
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ok... thanks... do you think you can answer me a question i posted in another thread?
 
  


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