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Old 03-05-2005, 01:46 AM   #1
Raymond_MacEach
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Newb needs help with HDD


Hello.
I just installed Mandrake 10.1 and I want to acess my second hard drive which has windows xp home on it.. I looked around and can't seem to find it anywhere. Being new to this I have no idea where it is or how to get to it. A little help anyone?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:48 AM   #2
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Well, if they're IDE hard drives, it'll be one of /dev/hd[a-d], most likely.

Perform "dmesg | grep hd" and post the output here and I'd be glad to help you out.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:00 AM   #3
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Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=341 acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: FUJITSU MPF3204AT, ATA DISK drive
hdb: QUANTUM FIREBALL CX10.2A, ATA DISK drive
hdc: GCR-8523B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 40031712 sectors (20496 MB) w/512KiB Cache, CHS=39714/16/63, UDMA(33)
hdb: max request size: 128KiB
hdb: 20044080 sectors (10262 MB) w/418KiB Cache, CHS=19885/16/63, UDMA(33)
EXT3 FS on hdb1, internal journal
Adding 1100412k swap on /dev/hdb5. Priority:-1 extents:1
EXT3 FS on hdb6, internal journal
hdc: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, DMA
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev hda.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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Since partitions on hdb are being mounted ext3, I'll assume hda is the Windows-containing hard drive. Performing "fdisk -l /dev/hda" should show you the partitions there. Then you should be able to just use "mount" to access those partitions. If you have trouble with the output of fdisk, let me know.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:15 AM   #5
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I'm getting a fdisk command not found error?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 02:48 AM   #6
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I just think I'm going to to a reinstall.. Seems like theres alot of stuff missing that I should have. Like compliers..
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:12 PM   #7
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fdisk is only accessible as root. And you should just be able to install the development tools from mandrake.
 
  


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