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I'm using debian. As root, I typed "/dev/hdb /mnt/checkit" checkit is the folder that has the driver packages for my sound and video card to use in linux. I don't need nor want write permissions on that drive, I just want to get those files off from it.
First, you'll need to be root to mount.
Second, make sure the mount point /mnt/checkit exists.
Third: You will need to mount a partition, not the entire drive. If the drive only has 1 partition, it'll be hdb1. You can use:
fdisk -l (FDISK -L lowercase) to find out what partitions are existing on your system.
Fourth: You'll need to specify the filesystem with the mount command:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/checkit
Fifth: This will mount the entire partition, then from there you'll move around the directories to the checkit folder and do your business
THX GUYZ! I got the drive mounted (or should I say / of that device) but it seems that the folders are not accessible.
One thing that I am sure will give me a prob is the the folder I am trying to access has a space in it. Do i type in qoutes so the kernal knows it should have a space? I tried these cd /check it ; cd check it ; cd "check it" when I list the directories they all said :No Such Directory ?!?!?!
Originally posted by leonscape When theirs spaces put a \ (backslash next too z key usually) before the space.
do you have a picture of your keyboard, or a link to the site....cause as far as i know the z key is on the totally oppostie side of the board in comparison to the \ backslash key...anyways i am just curious to see a picture....just never heard of that before