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Old 06-24-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Windows file system type of question


I know everybody is going to hate this question but here goes...
I have Slackware installed, and when i installed it asked me how to mount my Windows partitions. Here's the thing:
Can i go into KDE and use Konquerer to just drag the hda5, hdb6 etc into the /mnt folder? Just like I would do in windows?
The reason i want to do this is because when I open the / directory, I have lots of folders showing (all of my mounted windows partitions - 7 or so) along with the linux folders, and it looks confusing to me. I'm a little afraid of just trying it, because I don't completely understand the deal with mount points, and I don't want my stuff to be deleted.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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No, you certainly DON'T want to drag and drop them.
You want to unmount them, modify /etc/fstab so they
are located under /mnt rather than in /, and then re-mount
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks for the quick answer! I guess I should do this outside of x and kde. And that's fine, I am ok with a command prompt.
Now another question, what would have happened if I had tried it?
 
Old 06-24-2004, 05:51 PM   #4
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Re: Windows file system type of question

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Originally posted by linda
I have Slackware installed, and when i installed it asked me how to mount my Windows partitions. Here's the thing:
Can i go into KDE and use Konquerer to just drag the hda5, hdb6 etc into the /mnt folder?
If I understan your question correctly, you can't. copying hda5 or any other special file won't give you access to files on it. Mounting operation is needed. What you need to do is to edit /etc/fstab (change tthe second column in lines about Windows partitions) and create the directories (empty).
 
Old 06-24-2004, 05:54 PM   #5
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I dont think anyone will hate the Question, that actually a good question.
I'm not sure about doing it that way, because your mount point are described in /etc/fstab.
Go have a look at it.
To the simplest, mounting only assign a partition to an existing dir.
I have a partition of 500 meg on hda3 which is mounted at /home.
i could create a dir /muff and change my fstab than all my file from /home will be in /muff
and /home will be left empty. Nothing will be deleted, the only way to delete is to ask linux to do so. other wise, the files are somewhere.
 
  


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