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I just installed Mandrake 9.1 on my computer and I am a complete newbie to Linux. I have two other windows partitions, C: and D:. C: is where windows is installed and D: is for storage. Both are in NTFS. How do I view those drives through Linux? I foudn some stuff on mounting.
" Let's say you've got Windows (FAT32) partition - /dev/hda1. To mount it, create /mnt/windows (command: 'mkdir /mnt/windows') directory (or similar) and run
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
Now you can access your Windows files in /mnt/windows."
I can't seem to get the first command to work in the terminal. It gives me this message when i type it in.
"mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/windows': Permission denied"
manthram was right, it did mount it automatically. There is a problem though. I have two partitions, C: and D:. C: has windows on it and D: has mp3s, movies and stuff. I can see the C: fine but I can't seem to see the D:.
here is what's in /mnt
win_c has my windows xp on it. win_c2 is blank. win_d is blank. One of those folders I should see all my mp3s and movies and stuff. Is there a way to unmount the win_c2 and win_d and then remount it?
It may help to put a text file (while in windows) saying drive c, drive d, etc. as Windows uses some strange scheme if drives have multiple partitions on the same drive. They won't be c=/dev/hda1, d=/dev/hda2, etc. That threw me for a loop for a long time figuring that out.