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Old 01-24-2001, 01:43 PM   #1
erichard2000
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I have installed Best Linux and love it so far. It is the only linux I can get working on my system, but one litte question. Where can I find my files (mp3's) that are on my other partition with windows?


You guys have been alot of help
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Erichard
 
Old 01-24-2001, 02:41 PM   #2
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Well with Mandrake, it automatically has links setup if you have a dos or fat partition that you can browse thru all your windows files, but besides that, one way of mounting to your Windows or DOS partition is type this at the command line....this is assuming that your DOS partition is hda1:

#mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt

This should mount the partition or hard drive.

Then just cd into /mnt

# cd /mnt

There you go....start browsing your windows partition.

Hope this helps, you can do the same thing on a floppy disk, just change the /dev/hda1 to /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy with everything else the same as above.

Hope this helps.

Drew


 
Old 01-24-2001, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, but it does not seem to be working, when I type cd/mnt it says no file or directory found! Do I need to run this in user mode or root? in terminal or console? How do I know if my partition is hda1? Is there a way of checking?

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Old 01-25-2001, 10:49 AM   #4
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You are putting a space between the cd and /mnt, right?
Should be able to do this in user mode or root, try root though, and should be able to do it in terminal or console. Also to make sure waht hda your Windows partition is on, check your /etc/lilo.conf file, it should tell you where it is located on.
Its not giving you an error after you type the command to mount it is it? this is what it should look like in your terminal or console or close to it.

(root@localhost /)# mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt
(root@localhost /)# cd /mnt
(root@localhost /mnt)# ls

After typing the ls command, you should be able to see all your windows files that would be sitting on C:\ if you were in Windows.

Let me know, this should work for you.

Drew
 
Old 01-25-2001, 01:51 PM   #5
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Thanks So much

Thanks you so much for your help, I got it working now!


Erichard
 
Old 01-25-2001, 02:06 PM   #6
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Happy to be of help anytime.

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