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Old 10-18-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Accessing my second HD


I was running a windows XP system before switching to linux, only about an hour ago. I have two hard drives. My OS was on one HD while music and other important files were on the second one. Now that I have installed mandrakelinux on my first HD, I cannot access my second HD. It is either not listed or I am told I do not have access to it.

How can I get to my second HD?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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type fdisk /dev/hdb ... diose it work?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:19 PM   #3
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Ah ... I found a thread that seems to answer my question ... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=243505

I tried to run the command and it said " mount: only root can do that"
 
Old 10-18-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Code:
su - root
Before you run the command.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 06:27 PM   #5
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*hits himself*
*sigh*
i can be a right idiot sometimes
 
Old 10-18-2004, 07:29 PM   #6
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Thanks much!

Now how to find the darned thing ...

I've been way way too conditioned to windows ...

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Old 10-18-2004, 08:31 PM   #7
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If you have ran the mount /dev/hdb command as root and didn't get any errors than you mounted your second hard drive no problem.

Now as for your main question as to where to find it, when you use the mount command, unless you tell it otherwise, it will put the mounted drive into the /mnt directory. Open up a terminal (command prompt) and type in

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ls /mnt
you should see a few directories. floppy, cdrom, and hopefully one other. This other folder (hdb perhaps, I'm not sure what Mandrake calls it by default), is where your second hard drive should have it's contents.

Hope that helps and as always if it doesn't work feel free to post back and we'll see what else we can do.

Cheers

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Old 10-18-2004, 08:40 PM   #8
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That folder is named win_c2 on my system.

And it is locked ... How can I get access to it?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 08:41 PM   #9
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What do you mean by locked? Please give the exact commands your running and the output.

EDIT:
Ane post the contents of your /etc/fstab file.

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Old 10-18-2004, 08:49 PM   #10
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I went to file:/etc/fstab and got this:

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/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
none /mnt/hd supermount dev=/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0
---------------------------------------------------------
And by locked I mean I went to it through konqueror, the folder icon had a lock on it, I tried opening it and it said that Access is denied, and that I do not have the permissions to access it.

I am able to access it through the konsole, but I am now currently wondering how I would go to my 30gb music folder and choose songs to play in whatever media player i go through the struggle of installing soon ...

I only began using linux an hour or two ago ...
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:14 PM   #11
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Change the line to:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs nls=iso8859-1,defaults,users,umask=0222 0 0

Then run
mount -a

Last edited by darthtux; 10-18-2004 at 09:16 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:23 PM   #12
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I can't write to it directly, and I opened it in Kwrite, and it says I can't save it ...

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The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to file:/etc/fstab.
Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disc space is available.
---------------------

 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:28 PM   #13
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You have to be root

su -
enter root password
pico /etc/fstab

The key combinations for pico are on the bottom of the screen ^ equals the control key.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:36 PM   #14
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For some reason, even when I go into root through the konsole, I still cannot gain access to the folders. And when I enter /etc/fstab, i'm told "bash: /etc/fstab : permission denied:


And I don't understand what you mean by pico

Last edited by aje; 10-18-2004 at 09:37 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 09:44 PM   #15
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You have to use a text editor. pico is a text editor. Type in

Code:
pico /etc/fstab
If you don't have pico try nano.
 
  


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