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I have installed linux mandrake 9.1 and everything seems to be running fine (except this konquerer web browser seems a little slow). I do however want to be able to read files off of a backup hard drive I used. I installed it via IDE and it shows up on my desktop as unmounted and when I click it I am not able to view contents.
How would I go about this? I am sorry, I am a first day linux user.
BTW: Contents are all my digital images and video as well as some other personal documents.
The general idea is to create a mount point first in Mandrake then mount the filesystem from the partition on your back up drive to the mount point in Mandrake - you will then be able to see your files.
Once youve made the changes to Fstab - save it and reboot - this is only an example - youll have to repost to give me more details on whicj IDE channel your drive is on and what the partitions are to take it further.
MAndrake can read NTFS out of the box, so dont worry - you cant write to NTFS though - dont try it.
I am going to try this however when I do try I am not able to save it. I assume this is because I am logged in as my user name as opposed to root. How do I get into root access for this file. I went to permissions but was not allowed to change the settings.
[j@clt88-151-086 j]$ su
[root@clt88-151-086 j]# kedit/etc/fstab
bash: kedit/etc/fstab: No such file or directory
[root@clt88-151-086 j]# cd etc/fstabb
bash: cd: etc/fstabb: No such file or directory
[root@clt88-151-086 j]# etc
bash: etc: command not found
[root@clt88-151-086 j]# dir
amsn_received Desktop Documents Mail msn tmp