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Old 01-01-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
cajunaggie
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Need assistance mounting paritions in Ubuntu and setting password


My hard drive is divided into two 40 GB parititions, a small swap partition, and an 80 GB partition. When I changed distros from Mandrake to Ubuntu I put all my files on the 80 GB partition and then installed Ubuntu on a 40 GB partition. How do I go about mounting the 80 GB in Ubuntu so that I can retrieve those files?
In addition, Ubuntu did not ask for a root password during installation. How do I set that password?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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The root account is disabled when you first install Ubuntu. The first user created during the installation has administrative rights on the system, and can run programs as root with sudo, using only their normal user password. For example:
#sudo apt-get update.

If you wish to use the root account in more traditional UNIX fashion, you can set the root password by typing:
#sudo passwd root.
This will allow you to use su or login as root on the console.

If you need a shell with root privileges, run
#sudo -s.

All uses of sudo will require the user's password.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: Need assistance mounting paritions in Ubuntu and setting password

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Originally posted by cajunaggie
My hard drive is divided into two 40 GB parititions, a small swap partition, and an 80 GB partition. When I changed distros from Mandrake to Ubuntu I put all my files on the 80 GB partition and then installed Ubuntu on a 40 GB partition. How do I go about mounting the 80 GB in Ubuntu so that I can retrieve those files?
In addition, Ubuntu did not ask for a root password during installation. How do I set that password?
you can have your 80 GB partition mounted automatically every time you boot Ubuntu quite easily ... note that if it's a FAT partition you can read and write to it, if it's an NTFS partition it will be read only .... bookmark this page, the instructions you need are listed under the Windows section.

Unofficial Ubuntu 4.10 Starter Guide
http://ubuntuguide.org/index.html

 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:56 AM   #4
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Okay, then how do I go about accessing it?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 03:14 PM   #5
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your windows files are located here /mnt/windows

to place a shortcut to windows in your home directory use this command

ln -s /mnt/windows /home/"your-name-without-the-quotes"

to place a windows shortcut on the desktop use this command

ln -s /mnt/windows /home/"your-name-without-the-quotes"/Desktop
 
  


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