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Old 09-19-2003, 10:32 AM   #1
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Viewing other harddrives (FAT)


Hi
I have Red Hat 9.0
I"D Like to view my files which are on the other hdd. My Mp3's, pictures, docs, etc. But I can only see Floppy and CD-ROMS in disk management menu. How can I reach the Windows HDD or others.
Thank you

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Old 09-19-2003, 11:08 AM   #2
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I believe you can do this:

1) make a directory under /mnt, call it, say, windows
2) command prompt: mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

This works for my Windows 98 partition (which is on hda1).

Your Windows files will then appear under /mnt/windows.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:38 AM   #3
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There is one more way of doing the same thing.

1. Make a new folder /mnt/c_win

2. Now go to the file /etc/fstab file and edit it to add the following entry:

(I am replying from the windoze box so cant tell u the exact sequence right now...however this is probably ok)

/mnt/hda1 /mnt/c_win vfat defaults 0 0

This entry will automatically mount your windows partition at the time of boot. Hda1 is C/mnt/c_win) ....similarly, use hda2 for Dd_win) or any name u wanna give and so on...

If properly mounted, you will notice the contents of that particular drive in /mnt/c_win directory and so on......
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:42 AM   #4
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well, the html output has messed my reply a bit.....so let me reply again..

step 1 - create a new folder /mnt/win_c

step 2 - Edit the /mnt/fstab file and add the line below with your entries exactly below every default entry in the file. Place a tab between all the entries except 0 0

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat defaults 0 0


Please ignore the previous post.

hope that helps.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:47 AM   #5
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Talking

Quote:
Originally posted by coolamit78


well, the html output has messed my reply a bit.....

was it nt vb code??

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 09-19-2003 at 11:50 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:36 PM   #6
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No, my reply is based on the assumption that windows is installed using FAT32 file system.

Note that your first hard disk will be called hda

C drive on hda will be called as /dev/hda1
D drive will be /dev/hda2 ....and so on

Your second hard disk will be called hdb...

C drive on this disk will be /dev/hdb1
D will be /dev/hdb2

and so on.....

depending on which hdd your windows partition exists, you need to change the name of the drive in the file /etc/fstab to mount the windows partition automatically at the time of boot.

for example : if you want to mount windows partitions on your first disk i.e hda, the entries in the file /etc/fstab will be

for C drive
/dev/hda1 /mnt/c_win vfat defaults 0 0

for D drive
/dev/hda2 /mnt/d_win vfat defaults 0 0

Update the file /etc/fstab using values that i have mentioned in the previous post.

( if your file system is NTFS, then try replacing VFAT with NTFS...)
 
  


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