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Old 07-24-2003, 06:59 AM   #31
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hda4 is an extended partition, it's shown there just to show you that it's there. The partitions hda4 is containing as logical partitions are hda5 and hda6 (hda6 is swap though). So if you want to mount hda4 in actuality you want to mount hda5 because that is the only usable partition in the hda4 extended partition.

Extended partitions aren't really partitions that you mount, they are like garages. You part your logical partititions inside the extended ones. You don't use/drive a extended partition/garage but you do use/drive a logical/car

If that helps at all

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It says it mounted. But i do not see my files that i had from windows... i was thinking about converting that whole drive to a logical partition. would that be a bad move?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 07:06 AM   #32
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Other than losing all your data I don't see why not?

There is no benefit though either. If everything is logical (you'll need 1 primary to be extended anyway though) I guess it might be easier since all the numbers will start with 5 or more: hda5 and so on.

When it said it mounted, can you post up what:
mount
Shows you?

Just type "mount" without the quotes into a console and paste up what you get.

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Old 07-24-2003, 07:14 AM   #33
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Other than losing all your data I don't see why not?

There is no benefit though either. If everything is logical (you'll need 1 primary to be extended anyway though) I guess it might be easier since all the numbers will start with 5 or more: hda5 and so on.

When it said it mounted, can you post up what:
mount
Shows you?

Just type "mount" without the quotes into a console and paste up what you get.

Cool
/dev/hda5 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda3 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)


I can no view my windows files and if i send a file to the mount i can not view it in windows.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 07:16 AM   #34
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Looks like your windoze drive (sorry for not noticing earlier) is hda2, so try hda2 instead:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2
You'll need to create that directory first:
mkdir /mnt/hda2
Then mount it with the above command.

Which distro are you using?

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Old 07-24-2003, 05:33 PM   #35
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Looks like your windoze drive (sorry for not noticing earlier) is hda2, so try hda2 instead:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2
You'll need to create that directory first:
mkdir /mnt/hda2
Then mount it with the above command.

Which distro are you using?

Cool

error:
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

how can i tell my distro? i do not want to access the files on my NTFS i want to access my fat32 files. because windoze can access it as well..
 
Old 07-24-2003, 09:49 PM   #36
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rh

Its redhat 8 installed as desktop. Also i was playing with the basttel project...
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:21 PM   #37
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Well if you are sure it's fat32, then it looks to be hdb1 rather (which would be your second hard drive):
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/fat32
Of course, create the directory first:
mkdir /mnt/fat32
Then mount it with the above command. After you might search the boards for various ways of getting this to be accessible by a user and by making it automatically mount during bootup. If you have problems with that afterwards, feel free to post back

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Old 07-26-2003, 07:51 AM   #38
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Well if you are sure it's fat32, then it looks to be hdb1 rather (which would be your second hard drive):
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/fat32
Of course, create the directory first:
mkdir /mnt/fat32
Then mount it with the above command. After you might search the boards for various ways of getting this to be accessible by a user and by making it automatically mount during bootup. If you have problems with that afterwards, feel free to post back

Cool
a million thanks!!!! i maded it an icon on my desktop as well!
 
Old 07-26-2003, 08:03 AM   #39
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You're welcome, I'm glad we got it all sussed out

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