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Old 11-20-2004, 11:57 PM   #1
kristi
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how access disks under Gnome


Fedora core 3
newbie - I know nothing. This is my second install - this time it's got 10GB!!
I would like to import the bookmark.html file from WinXP.
How can I con Gnome into seeing all the stuff on my 2 HDs (mostly pc stuff in about 8 partitions) (I had to boot back to XP just to get my password to logon here!) ?
tia!
Kristi
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:10 AM   #2
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Re: how access disks under Gnome

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Originally posted by kristi
Fedora core 3
newbie - I know nothing. This is my second install - this time it's got 10GB!!
I would like to import the bookmark.html file from WinXP.
How can I con Gnome into seeing all the stuff on my 2 HDs (mostly pc stuff in about 8 partitions) (I had to boot back to XP just to get my password to logon here!) ?
tia!
Kristi
If the XP Partition is NTFS, you can read but not write to it. Check your /etc/fstab file (look, dont edit). Here's mine as a guide:
Code:
/dev/hda3        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda2        /                ext3        defaults         1   1
/dev/hda1        /windows         vfat       auto,rw,umask=000 1   0
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
Pay attention to be bold/italic section, thats my windows partition mounted in /windows. You can tell where everything is by the 2nd column, that's the mount point. CD to that directory, and your accessing that partition.

<EDIT>
Afterthought: you can simply issue the 'mount' command, and it will also tell you where everything is mounted, and how.:
Code:
scuzzy@slackdell:~/media$ mount
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /windows type vfat (rw,umask=000)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
scuzzy@slackdell:~/media$
</EDIT>

Last edited by scuzzman; 11-21-2004 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 12:56 AM   #3
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Hi and thanks for your time.
(No NTFS).
I'm lost.
From reading another post, I found that running an application su as terminal, that a little box would pop out. If I then typed cd / it would go to the root, and if I said cd /etc, I would be in that directory. But look fstab gives me nothing. I did manige to edit it but the output is unintelligible and it says edited by fstab-sync, wherever that is.
edit with "look" nothing happens.
edit with text editor:
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed 0 0



Mount gives me:
[root@localhost etc]# mount
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
/dev/hdb1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
[root@localhost etc]#

I do not know what that tells me.

tia
Kristi

Last edited by kristi; 11-21-2004 at 01:06 AM.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 07:23 AM   #4
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This is one other thing that FC slaughtered beyond recognition. I'm not exactly sure how your distro of choice handles partitions. I really can't help with this per se, but I might reccomend checking out the /dev directory, you're looking for a /dev/hd* file (indicates your hard-drive)
also might check these 2 links:
Link 1 Link 2
 
Old 11-21-2004, 08:45 PM   #5
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to see the list of your hard disks and partisions do:
Code:
[skalkoto@localhost skalkoto]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost skalkoto]# /sbin/fdisk -l
 
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1305    10482381    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            1306        9729    67665780    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5            1306        3218    15366141    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6            3219        8955    46082421    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda7            8956        8968      104391   83  Linux
/dev/hda8            8969        9664     5590588+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9            9665        9729      522081   82  Linux swap
[root@localhost skalkoto]#
 
Old 11-21-2004, 08:50 PM   #6
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i've seen other people fstab posts who use FC3 and they have this new pamconsole thing.
You can still try to add a line , with the old-fashioned way and see if it work.
 
  


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