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Old 02-15-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
kingroudy
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Post kubuntu 6.10, but where is my HDDs?


well, i'm very new to linux, so i wanted to try, i downloaded kubunty 6.10 live cd iso and burnt it, i booted fairly well, but one problem, or it might not be a problem... i cant access my HD drives!! i dont even hear their annoying sounds, so appearently, the hdd are not in use (the red LED is not flashing). i tried to navigate, i was able to access my flash disk when i plugged it, but, not the hard disk, where should i go? or do i have a problem?
the only thing appearing on the desktop is to icons:
"examples" and "install", and a third one, "usb flash drive" when i plugged it.
any... suggestion?


further, will i be able to install the full version of linux from this boot CD?
 
Old 02-15-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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last question is easiest: yes. Somewhere in the menus is the install icon.

To see your drives when running the live cd, you first have to mount them.

Open a terminal
cd /mnt
ls There may be some mount points (directories) already created. Use an obvious choice (like sda1), or simply make a new mount point
mkdir <newname>
then:
mount /dev/hda1 mountpoint
In this command hda1 refers to the first partition on the first IDE drive. If you have SATA or SCSI, then use s instead of h. For the second drive hdb (or sdb), for the second partition, hda2, sda2, etc.
mountpoint is the name of an existing directory--or the new one that you made.

finally:
cd mountpoint
ls
 
Old 02-15-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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thank you man, i'll try this asap.
is there any version of linux that automaticaly mounts the HDDs?
or is this what i will have to do everytime?
then, sorry for this question, somehow dumb but, what is a terminal? is this the run command thing?
 
Old 02-15-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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terminal is the equivalent of clicking run and then typing cmd in windows. It is in your menus somewhere---and sometime also accessible by right-clicking on the desktop.

When you install Linux, you will be able to configure it to automatically mount any or all of your drives.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 05:50 PM   #5
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guys i tried this, but i had a problem, i get the message only root can do this:S
so please could someone give me a direct code for the partition 1 of my parallele HDD?
 
  


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