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Old 01-29-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
Scarlett_987
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windoze data in linux


Could anybody please suggest how to access windoze data in linux?
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:46 AM   #2
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If the windows data is on a hard drive installed in a linux system, you can mount that drive with the mount command, something like
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mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/files
If you want to access files via a network connection, the same client smbmount could be used. If your question is what linux application would be used to open a specific Windows file like .doc, .xls, .mdb or other file extentions, then please let us know.

I have difficulty understanding your question because it is very broad.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:50 AM   #3
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exactly which windows data do you want to access...
if you want to access files on your windows partition - just search for "access windows files". http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=517392
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
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:
http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy
... 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...

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 01-29-2007 at 01:58 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 08:10 AM   #5
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thnx for the replies.
Sorry I was too desperate to get my data back so, it dint occur to me that there is a search option too.

now back to the problem:
While tryin' to partition the hard disk through windowz Xp installation CD, dont know how but i seem to have done something terribly wrong with windoze and as a result though I can still see the windoze option durin' startup but am not able to boot into windoze.
Then I installed RedHat8 since that was the only OS installation CD i had apart from windoze
now when i tried running the mount command it said:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/files
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

 
  


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