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Old 01-31-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
pinoyricer103
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view partion in RH9


i have all my files backed up on my other partion... "/dev/hda5" but when i try to access it i get this error message "Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "/dev/hda5". " how can i get access to the partion? i have important files in there... thx
 
Old 02-01-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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first,
use mount |grep had5
if the output contains something like:/dev/hda5 on /mnt/aaa
then you can visit /mnt/aaa to access your files
if there is no output at all,then you need to mount it first
good luck!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:39 AM   #3
naik_yogesh
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Mount your partition /dev/hda5

Create a new directory in /mnt directory with any name say "backup". Mount your partition /dev/hda5 using
# mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/backup
Hope you'll be able to see the files stored there.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: view partion in RH9

Quote:
Originally posted by pinoyricer103
i have all my files backed up on my other partion... "/dev/hda5" but when i try to access it i get this error message "Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "/dev/hda5". " how can i get access to the partion? i have important files in there... thx
What kind of a file system is /dev/hda5? If you did something like this:

Code:
dump 0f /dev/hda5 ...
Then /dev/hda5 itself is a big data file. It is not an ext2 or ext3 file system and cannot be mounted. All is not lost. You can access this type of a file using:

Code:
restore if /dev/hda5
Perhaps you intended /dev/hda5 to be an ext2 or ext3 file system, mount it, then do a backup to a file on this file system, for example:

Code:
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/<whatever>
dump 0f /mnt/<whatever>/hda1.dump /dev/hda1
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:32 PM   #5
naik_yogesh
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Hi,
Login using root administrator. You can see all your partitions & their types using
# fdisk -l
ie., ( l => lowercase L)
You'll come to know what type of file system it is & if the code is written like ext3 is 83, swap is 82, VFAT95 is b & VFAT(LBA) is c. You can get the code list using fdisk command. See help fdisk --help & try out finding your partition type.
If the partition you have mentioned is NTFS., you cant read it. Its only supported in 2.6 kernel
Try out these & let me know. All the very best.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #6
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[root@.........root]# mkdir /mt_pt
[root@..........root]# mount /dev/hda5 /mt_pt
[root@..........root]# ll /mt_pt

...execute these steps and u'll hopefully see all the contents

now to un-mount it .. issue..

[root@........root] umount /mt_pt.

if u want to copy the contents on ur partition /dev/hda5 permanently, then...

[root@.........root] mkdir /data
[root@..........root]# mount /dev/hda5 /mt_pt
[root@..........root]# ll /mt_pt
[root@.........root] # cp -rf /mt_pt/* /data
[root@.........root]# umount /mt_pt
 
  


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