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Old 08-01-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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Files not showing up in mounted drive


Hi everyone
I recently installed Mandrake 9.1 on my computer. I have a second hard drive that I used to use to run Windows XP. I'm trying to get at my files on the second drive, so I tried mounting the partititions, blah, blah, blah. If I look in the folder that I mounted a partition to, nothing shows up. Everything is still on my second hard drive, but I just can't seem to access any of it. Any thoughts?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:22 PM   #2
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Show us the way you mount it?
If you mount from the command-line,
did you get any error messages?

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Old 08-01-2003, 05:22 PM   #3
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If there's nothing in the directory, it means the mount was unsuccessful. Could you please copy a command line session of mounting a Windows partition>
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:25 PM   #4
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does mandrake not automatically mount windows partitions?

browse through all of the files in the /mnt/subdir directories either through a terminal in superuser or using konqueror in superuser mode
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:27 PM   #5
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thanks for the quick reply

What I've been doing is:

opening up Konsole and starting a root console session
using the # mkdir command to make a directory for the partition
and then mounting the windows partition with the cmd "# mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows/

When I go to /mnt/windows/, its empty
 
Old 08-01-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
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superuser mode?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:00 PM   #7
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"vfat", that is probably the problem

winxp should use ntfs

replace vfat with ntfs
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:14 PM   #8
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nah I'm using fat32
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:12 PM   #9
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I think you have to edit your /etc/fstab file to access the partition. try:

emacs /etc/fstab

then at the end add

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat rw 0 2
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:17 PM   #10
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Warning, I am a noob but...

That --> mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows/
looks good but are you sure the windows partition is known as HBD1 in Linux? I did that one night (LOL) and it took me a few minutes to see that problem. Once you get that partition mounted using the command line, then build an entry in /etc/fstab. If the above line works, then put this in your fstab:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto 0 0

I think that is correct anyway?
 
  


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