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Old 02-03-2002, 10:59 AM   #1
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find files and copy them to zip drive

Windows 98 crashed on me, so I loaded Linux to try to access files. How do I list my old files on my hard drive so I can see what is there? How can I copy them to a zip drive? I think it's something like cp diary* zipdrive.

Old 02-03-2002, 04:52 PM   #2
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In order to see the windows partition, you'll need to have it mounted. If Linux didn't let you add it during setup, it's easy enough to do. Make a directory that you want to mount it to, let us say /mnt/windows; you would type mkdir /mnt/windows then almost positively your win partition is hda1 but to make sure type fdisk -l /dev/hda and look for the fat/windows partition and note the hd(?). You can mount it instantly by doing this;

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

Or to mount on startup everytime, you have to edit your /etc/fstab file and add a line that looks like this;

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat defaults 1 0

Then it's set to go. If you still can't see files to copy over, you may have an unreadable or too badly damaged partition to read per se.


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