LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-14-2003, 05:53 PM   #31
sorrodos
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, UT and Spokane, WA
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0, Gentoo, FreeSBIE 1.0
Posts: 345

Rep: Reputation: 30

Okay, on the linux machine, type "more /etc/fstab" without the quotes and tell me what it says.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 05:56 PM   #32
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hmm... you might be able to see which partition is the NTFS by looking at your fstab file, but it'd only be there if the REdhat installer added it automatically. If it's not there, i guess you have to try to manually mount each partition on your hard disk until you find one that works. (I'm sorry if i say something stupid, you guys, but i'm just a newb too... how 'bout this: don't do anything i say unless one of these other guys says it's alright....)
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:04 PM   #33
Leseta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok. ill try my computer just turned off so its booting
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:26 PM   #34
Leseta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Label=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5, mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom lmnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto, owner, kudzu,ro 0
0
/dev/cdrom1 lmnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner, kudzu,ro 0
0
/dev/fd0 lmnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu, 0 0
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:28 PM   #35
sorrodos
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, UT and Spokane, WA
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0, Gentoo, FreeSBIE 1.0
Posts: 345

Rep: Reputation: 30
Damn, there is no entry for the NTFS volume.

Okay, on the linux computer, type this now:
ls /dev/hd*

Tell me what it says there.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:30 PM   #36
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Not there, so should he try "mount -t ntfs /dev/hda[x] /mnt/ntfs" (or wherever) until it works? I'm only guessing that his primary drive is /dev/hda...
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:32 PM   #37
sorrodos
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, UT and Spokane, WA
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0, Gentoo, FreeSBIE 1.0
Posts: 345

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeah, thats what I'm trying to figure out now. Hopefully there aren't multiple hard drives in his machine
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:44 PM   #38
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Wait, will ls /dev/hd* work? on my machine, it shows all possible devices, whether they're there or not... but maybe that's just becuase it's slack. Dunno.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:47 PM   #39
sorrodos
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Salt Lake City, UT and Spokane, WA
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0, Gentoo, FreeSBIE 1.0
Posts: 345

Rep: Reputation: 30
It shows all devices as in even ones that don't begin w/ hd?
There will be plenty of devices that appear, I am just trying to figure out if he has more than one hard drive.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:51 PM   #40
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, what i meant was that it shows All of them... i've only got one drive, /dev/hda, but all possible drives and partitions are still shown, like, i have hda[1-34], even though i only have 9 partitions. And it shows the same for hdb, hdf, hdh, etc, even though none of those devices actually exist on my machine. Hopefully, that's just a slack thing, and redhat will be more reasonable.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:52 PM   #41
Leseta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok i did that and it didnt conferm anythign but i got some stuff popping up
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:53 PM   #42
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey, 30 posts! I'm actually a member! Hurray! Actually, it's kinda scary. Like a 4-year old behind the wheel...
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:59 PM   #43
Leseta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
sorry. I'm confused what do you want me to do?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 06:59 PM   #44
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
post the output, i believe
 
Old 08-14-2003, 07:21 PM   #45
WanglessOlasov
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey, just an idea, but in addition to looking at the device files, could we determine from the output of "mount" where the root filesystem is mounted, and maybe that info could lead us to possible partitions that the ntfs might be on (unless he's got multiple disks. then i've got no idea). Umm, Leseta, you had WinXP installed first, didn't you? That would probably mean that the linux partitions are on those that come after the ntfs partition... i hope. just a guess
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
perl problem? apache problem? cgi problem? WorldBuilder Linux - Software 1 09-17-2003 08:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration