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anyway, I did as suggested, see that things are now there (I did a cd /mnt/win and a ls -all) but I still cannot seem to access the documents. When I seek to open it up I am told "cannot mount preload IBM c".
How exactly am I supposed to access these docs.
I am on the very early, steep part of this learning curve on Linux, sometday I will pay back this forums kindnessess!!
You're using Mandriva, right? You created a directory /mnt/win to access your windows files. When you are in a terminal/konsole and run the commands:
do you see file names?
If you do, then just open konqueror and navigate to the files, if you put an entry in fstab for /mnt/win this should work.
anyway, I did as suggested, see that things are now there (I did a cd /mnt/win and a ls -all) but I still cannot seem to access the documents. When I seek to open it up I am told "cannot mount preload IBM c"
How exactly are you trying to access these documents?
But when I go to the C drive it says "Can Not mount".
My bad, I didn't notice you were on Mandriva. The aptitude command is for debian based package systems. I believe Mandriva is RPM based, so you need something along the lines of yum. Any package manager you have will do. The other instructions still apply though, you just need to use the correct package system.
As a side note, the # is not part of the command. That is the symbol for the prompt. And if you use the su command, there is no need for sudo. sudo makes you a super user for just that command.
Last edited by digerati1338; 01-29-2009 at 08:03 PM.
So I found the Contrl Center option for managing disk partitions and see that the windows partition is labelled as /mnt/windows. But when I ask to mount it ia am told "mounting partition UUID=76B87FF7B87FB469 in directory /mnt/windows failed". Then the dialogue box freezes and can only close it with the X.
The "places computer" you just listed are the equivalent of windows explorer. If you go to the address bar in that program and type /mnt it will take you there. In KDE this is called konqueror. In Gnome, it might be nautilus or something like that.
when I ask to mount it ia am told "mounting partition UUID=76B87FF7B87FB469 in directory /mnt/windows failed". Then the dialogue box freezes and can only close it with the X.
To diagnose problems like this, the best way is to provide the terminal output as this should probide more error information than the window. Try running this as root and post the output:
# mount /mnt/windows
While you're at it, it might be useful to post the contents of your /etc/fstab.
<To diagnose problems like this, the best way is to provide the terminal output as this should probide more error information than the <window. Try running this as root and post the output:
[[COLOR="DarkRed"]root@localhost stuart]# mount /mnt/windows
$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 0)
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Operation not supported
Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action:
Choice 1: If you have Windows then disconnect the external devices by
clicking on the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in the Windows
taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly.
Choice 2: If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for
your own responsibility. For example type on the command line:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows -o force
Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g force 0 0
<While you're at it, it might be useful to post the contents of your /etc/fstab.
And then there is an /etc/fstab.old file and when I tryt o read it it says that no application is availabe to read it, presumably I need to rename it to get rid of the suffix, but rename is not an option on right clicking. This "old" file was created yesterday afternoon when I was on task.