Originally Posted by Yu Gi Oh
i had some pdf documents i needed to access and copy
your help is really much appreciated
Well, to do so your ram sticks are out of the picture. They are an entirely unrelated thing.
I don't know if red hat provides some kind of default graphical interface or if it automounts the windows volumes at all (I don't think so). So, I will explain you the generic way, which should work on any linux.
First, you do the step I told you above: you open a terminal, login as root and do "fdisk -l". Look at the line which is of type w95/win/fat/ntfs or whatever it's your concrete case.
Note down on a piece of paper the name of it's device node, which is the first part, for example, this is for my usb pen drive:
/dev/sdd1 1 7872 2015216 6 FAT16
Type fat16 in this case, the device node would be "/dev/sdd1". This will likely be different in your case.
Now you do this:
mount /dev/sdd1 windows ## Change /dev/sdd1 by whatever is the correct device node for you
From now on, you can access your windows drive under /mnt/windows and copy any thing from there. If it's FAT, you can also write to that partition. If it's ntfs you will need additional setup, probably, if you want to write on that partition, but you should be able to read from it without problems.
If you want to make this permanent, you will need to edit your /etc/fstab file and add a line for this partition. Ask if you need help with that or anything else. And don't hesitate to ask if you need any additional help with any step or you did not understand anything.