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Old 07-17-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
IcedEvilKiller
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Unhappy Extremely new to linux running SUSE 10.2 how do i mount?


I have 2 seperate drives. One running suse and one with with windows xp. All i want to be able to do is access all my music on my windows drive i dont want to write to it or anything but its not showing up. Only in Partioner which is were i think you can mount the windows drive. I have looked at other post and as dumb as it sounds just dont understand them Thanks in advance for any help.

Also i have been trying to dual boot with the boot loader but i can only get as far as getting it to ask me which OS i want to boot. when i go to windows it errors and says it cant find it. Windows by itself boots up just fine. PLEASE help. THANKS.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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First, how are you booting now? e.g. did you put the bootloader on the Linux drive--and then select Windows or Linux by changing the BIOS boot order?

Mounting from Linux:
Open a terminal and (commands in bold):
fdisk -l this tells you which disk and partition(s) are set up. If you see /dev/hda1 with type NTFS, then that's your windows partition. Then Linux is probably on /dev/hdb1 or maybe hdb2
cd /mnt
ls look for mount points that correspond to what you found in the last step. Assuming you found one saying "hda1":
mount hda1
cd hda1 You would now be looking at your Windows drive

If the system has not created mount points, you can do that with:
mkdir win
then mount with
mount /dev/hda1 win

Play with all this a bit (substitute the correct device names based on what fdisk tells you. If You get stuck somewhere, yell....

More information is available with:
cat /etc/mtab tells you all the partitions that are mounted
cat /etc/fstab tells you what gets mounted automatically at boot OR can be mounted using the simple mount command in the first example
 
Old 07-18-2007, 04:55 AM   #3
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man mount will give you loads of information that will explain things far better than i can in one post

also be aware that suse automounts most things for you (like USB drives etc.)
 
Old 07-18-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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ok thanks for the help i got the mounting thing to work. I have to partitions for windows. One for just the windows files. and another for everything else like my music and such. The windows partition is fat32 and is showing up fine in suse. but my ntfs partition (the one i want) is being all weird. when i click on it to go into it, it says: Error Konqueror Could not enter folder /Windows/C/DocumentsandSettings/Jesse/MyDocuments and i tried just putting /Windows/c and that didnt work either.

And im booting now by having the linux drive run first. and then i went to the boot loader in YAST and when to chainloader and tried to add the windows drive so that it dual boots. Is that what u were asking?


And also one more thing idk if its possible but is there any way in linux that u can open .exe files i really miss alot of my programs and was just wondering if i can use them for linux.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 04:25 PM   #5
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*Bumb* Please help. I really want to get this going im so frustrated im ready to just forget Linux
 
Old 07-19-2007, 04:29 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEvilKiller
*Bumb* Please help. I really want to get this going im so frustrated im ready to just forget Linux
fdisk -l
temporaly:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/whereiwant
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt/whereiwant

permanent:
change the /etc/fstab
 
Old 07-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frenchn00b
fdisk -l
temporaly:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/whereiwant
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt/whereiwant

permanent:
change the /etc/fstab



What does that mean? what do i do with that? were do i go? were do i click. What goes were i am so lost!

(But thanks)
 
  


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