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Old 09-21-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation accessing my other partions


HI, I a REAL newbee on linux (iv'e got FC5) and i have 2 questions
1. how do I access my other partions? (that would be the ones i use in windows with my music, movies, photos and so on)
2. if i can't access them without loosing data, how do i get to windows so i can make copys of them?

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Old 09-21-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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In short, you mount the other partitions on the linux filesystem. The details of how you do this depend somewhat on your setup, but basically you use mount. First do
Code:
man mount
.
Figure out what your disk(s) look like, in terms of partition layout, perhaps with the aid of
Code:
fdisk -l /dev/diskname(s)
(replace 'diskname' with some thing like hda, hdb, hdc (IDE), or sda, sdb,... (SCSI or SATA).
Once you have the mount procedure nailed down, you can optionally make it automatic after booting by putting the correct entries in /etc/fstab. If you post your output from fdisk -l, someone here can probably give you more specific advice.

--- rod.

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Old 09-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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thanx

thank you, and Iĺl guess Iĺl do this as root?
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:00 PM   #4
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yes, those commands are in /sbin (root controlled commands)
so to change your partitions you will need to be root.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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can't make it work. it just say "/sbin is a directory" and stuff like that
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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As root,

/sbin/fdisk -l

--- rod.
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:47 PM   #7
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thanx. i'll work on it in the morning, need some sleep (its almost midnight in sweden and I've got school plus work tomorrow) thanx for the help, goodnight
 
  


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