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Old 03-04-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
cwaidelich
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no d:\ in SUSE


Hi there,

im running Suse 8.2 and before that i was running win2k with my harddrive divided in 2: c and d.
i used c for system files and d for work.
Now running SUSe i cant get to my files i saved in d. I cant find them! i tried running the partition program and it says this:


/dev/hda2 66.7GB Extended 1020 - 9727
/dev/hda5 53.7GB HPFS/NTFS 1020 - 8031

Im pretty sure its on the hda5 but when i try to create a hard drive on the desktop with /dev/hda5 it says that its already running on /.

can anybody help?

cwaidelich
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi can you please confirm a few things for us:

1.When you start your computer can you confirm if you get a menu that allows you to choose whether to boot suse linux or windows?

2. When you saved your files under 'd:' were you working in linux or in windows?

It certainly looks like you have a linux partition under dev/hda2. Your windows partition appears to be under /dev/hda5!!. If you give a little
more infomation & answer these questions, im sure someone should be able to help you out with this problem...
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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well try to type the following command in a console, and post the output:
grep /dev/hda5 |cut -f2 -d\
(note there must be a space after the \ on the command line).
The above command show where the /dev/hda5 is mounted, so that you know which directory you should look in.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:06 PM   #4
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hi,

no, the hda5 is "d", cause i have a hda1, which is mounted on /windows/C. im pretty sure of it.
im running a program that allows me to choose betweem linux and win.
i was working with win when i used "d".
and when i write the grep it says

grep: 2: No such file or directory


thx for answering that fast. do u need some more info?


cwaidelich
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #5
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Type which grep or whereis grep to make sure you have it installed.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:29 PM   #6
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whereis grep:
grep: /bin/grep /usr/bin/grep /usr/share/man/man1/grep.1.gz

its installed!
 
Old 03-04-2004, 03:05 PM   #7
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You have the C: drive mounted at /windows/C. I'm going to assume that D:, if it is indeed mounted, would be at /windows/D. "ls /windows" should verify this.

However, you also said "it says that its already running on /", which makes me wonder
 
Old 03-04-2004, 03:36 PM   #8
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what if i back up all the files in "d" and do a new partitioning like my /windows/C? would that help me recognize "d"? in linux and win?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 04:35 PM   #9
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this is what i did: hda5 had no mount point. so i created on: /windows/D
when u don't know the operating system that well u miss that things

thx, anyway

Christian
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:03 PM   #10
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A couple of questions for you. How is your hard drive formatted? How many partitions have you made and what file system are you using for each?

I'll assume you're using NTFS for both Windows partitions. c: is probably /dev/hda1 and d: is probably /dev/hda5. Type in mount to see which partitions are being mounted. If your d: (/dev/hda5) is already mounted, the printout should show the mount point. On a side note, I hope you are not planning to modify the files on your d: within linux because NTFS write operations are still considered experimental and it may corrupt your file system. It is recommended that if you do mount an NTFS partition, mount it read-only. Just a word of caution.

Last edited by comp12345; 03-04-2004 at 05:58 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:16 PM   #11
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which distro are you using? in my exp (short) usually diff hard drives in linux are identified with hda, hdd, etc. so hda1 and hda5 seem to be 2 partitions on the same hard drive. Now i may be way off here and start getting slammed for it, but that is how it has been for me. so perhaps in, i believe it is /dev/hdd may show you something or possibly in /mnt/ good luck
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:17 PM   #12
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suse...lol....didn't read the subject line correctly
 
  


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