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Old 12-30-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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Can't access Windows hard disk files with Debian live - disk is mounted


Hi everyone.

I'm trying to access an iso file on a Windows hard disk. I want to do a check on the iso file to see if it's not corrupted.

I'm running a live debian OS on a USB. For some reason, I can't access the Windows directory holding the iso file. I get the error message 'No such file or directory'.

A live usb distro apparently automatically mounts all the hard disks connected to the pc.
I can access the hard disk through the GUI and even make changes to Windows files and folders.
But when I try to get into a Windows directory through the terminal, I get the error message.

I really can't understand this.
I've done 'ls' on the /media file and it shows 2 hard disk names and a dvd-rom.
But when I try to get into the hard disk folder name with 'cd', it won't let me in!

Can anyone please help with this weird problem?

Last edited by Higgsboson; 12-30-2014 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Poor title
 
Old 12-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Hi Higgsboson,

What specific error are you getting? can you post the output of the 'cd' you are trying?

this will give us a clue as to what is actually happening.
 
Old 12-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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Have you mounted the drive. You can use the Disk Utility to mount it, also the file manager. As far as getting around in directories from the terminal you may have to modify your cd command because linux doesn't use the space in directory name.
For instance: "Documents And Settings" the spaces within the name aren't recognized. I can't remember but I think you have to wrap thr directory with " or ' to get cd to work with the spaces. It's explained here
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.ph...g=en&locale=en
 
Old 12-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for your reply.

Here are the commands I'm using with the output at the end:

root@debian:/# cd /media
root@debian:/media# ls
070819_2057 B8A8C9D6A8C992F4 BCC04A84C04A44BC
root@debian:/media# cd /BCC04A84C04A44BC
bash: cd: /BCC04A84C04A44BC: No such file or directory

Is the 'cd /BCC04A84C04A44BC' command correct?
 
Old 12-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #5
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Sorry, seems I've misread the above posts.
Deleted.

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Old 12-30-2014, 03:03 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EDDY1 View Post
Have you mounted the drive. You can use the Disk Utility to mount it, also the file manager
Well, I've done a disk file usage command and I get the following:

root@debian:/media# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 150G 17G 133G 11% /media/B8A8C9D6A8C992F4
/dev/sdb1 932G 213G 719G 23% /media/BCC04A84C04A44BC
/dev/sr0 1.9G 1.9G 0 100% /media/070819_2057

I haven't shown the rest of the output, but it seems to be saying that the hard disks and dvd-rom are mounted.
The hard disk name doesn't have any spaces in it thankfully.
 
Old 12-30-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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Is the 'cd /BCC04A84C04A44BC' command correct?
No.

The BCC04A84C04A44BC directory is not in '/', it's in '/media/'. If your terminal is already in /media (which it is because you ran "cd /media; ls"), then you can just give the relative path:

cd BCC04A84C04A44BC

or

cd ./BCC04A84C04A44BC # the '.' means "here"

If you want to give the full path, you can do that too, but you need to include /media

cd /media/BCC04A84C04A44BC
 
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:14 PM   #8
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Last edited by Higgsboson; 12-30-2014 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2014, 03:23 PM   #9
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No.

The BCC04A84C04A44BC directory is not in '/', it's in '/media/'. If your terminal is already in /media (which it is because you ran "cd /media; ls"), then you can just give the relative path:

cd BCC04A84C04A44BC

or

cd ./BCC04A84C04A44BC # the '.' means "here"

If you want to give the full path, you can do that too, but you need to include /media

cd /media/BCC04A84C04A44BC
Wow, you're absolutely right!
I really need to remember this bit!
Thanks so much dude!
 
  


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