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I just installed Mandrake 9.1 on a machine that was already running WinXP. I used the recommended option to install into the Windows' partition's free space. The problem is that now Windows won't boot when I select it from the Boot Loader. It just gets stuck on the "Loading windows" screen.
The fact that I cannot load Windows is not so much a problem as is the fact that I NEED access to the files in my Windows partition. How do I go about getting at these? I read some information about how mounting may be what I need... so how do I do that?
I just installed Mandrake 9.1 on a machine that was already running WinXP. I used the recommended option to install into the Windows' partition's free space
Taking this at face value - when people talk about installing in free space they're referring to installing into unpartitioned free space - not free space thats left over inside a current Windows partition.
Can you currently boot into Linux? Did you use LILO? - Can you post your lilo.conf file?
(first make a mount point)
(as root of course)
(then mount it)
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdXY /mnt/windows[/B]
Yeah, it's NTFS. A couple things:
- How do I make a mount point?
- /mnt/windows already exists.
- When I try the mount command, it says that only the root can do that, although I'm assuming that this has something to do with making a mount point "as root".