Originally Posted by musicman_ace
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/files
Only if the windows partition is the first on a primary IDE drive and
it is fat32 formatted. This will only give access to root and assumes that /mnt/files is present.
That's a lot of assumptions.
If it uses the nt file system, the replace "vfat" with "ntfs" for read-only support. If read/write support is required, the command is:
ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/files (assuming ntfs-3g is present: apt-get install ntfs-3g)
Since this is ubuntu - the place to look for this kind of thing is:
... I know that's for edgy, but the scarlet one did not specify which ubuntu.
Of course, the "data" required could well be the passwords on someone elses laptop...