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Old 01-27-2002, 11:57 AM   #1
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Accessing Windows Partition


How do I access files from my windows partition while on Linux?

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Old 01-27-2002, 12:07 PM   #2
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you can mount the partition with the mount command...

something like this: mount -t filesystem-type /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
 
Old 01-27-2002, 12:30 PM   #3
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/mnt/windows

How do I know what to put for /mnt/windows?
The command given keeps telling me /mnt/windows doesn't exist. Is there a way I can find out what to put there?

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Old 01-27-2002, 12:42 PM   #4
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most likely you don't have a directory, you can create a windows directory with the mkdir command.. but take notice that when i said /dev/hda1 the hda1 can differ on your setup.. depending on where your partition setup for your windows is at... it could be hda2 or whatever... but if its the first partition on your first ide drive.. it should be hda1
 
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Now I'm getting the error that the kernal doesn't support FAT or FAT32...
HOw can I fix that?
 
Old 01-27-2002, 02:23 PM   #6
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are you typing fat or fat32 as the type of filesystem ?? if so you want to try vfat as the type to mount. if that doesn't work with same error, you can recompile your kernel to support fat.

what distro are you using ? most come already to support vfat for windows.
 
Old 01-27-2002, 02:31 PM   #7
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Thanks, it worked
 
Old 01-27-2002, 02:33 PM   #8
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Thanks, it worked
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