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Old 12-19-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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C:\ access with Mepis


Mepis v.8 Linux Live: boots Windows notebook OK but cannot access the C:\Windows etc. folders where I need to delete/copy etc files.
Alternative Linux - Knoppix etc - that boot from CD I should try?
Thx for help
 
Old 12-19-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Have you attempted to manually mount your windows partition with ntfs-3g?
 
Old 12-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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Perhaps it seems that you can't access the partition know as "C:\" in "Winders" because you don't know its Linux name yet. Maybe we need to give you some links to threads & other sources of basic info on file systems & partition naming in Linux.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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Mepis should see the Windows folders by default..

I think there will be a folder on Mepis called "media"--look for some disk icons and try right-clicking and see if there is a "mount" option.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnys6 View Post
Mepis v.8 Linux Live: boots Windows notebook OK but cannot access the C:\Windows etc. folders where I need to delete/copy etc files.
Alternative Linux - Knoppix etc - that boot from CD I should try?
Thx for help
Which version of Mepis, you did not indicate?

Mepis 7 & 8 tis easy, since you are using a live CD:
Kmenu> System> File System> Kdiskfree and you should see the ntfs volume.

As in all Linux distros I have ever tried, you must mount the additional drives Linux or Microsoft to have a look about in the drive. Right click on the ntfs drive and left click on mount. If there are no errors on the drive it will mount, if there are errors on the drive follow the instructions...

Once the volume is mounted, right click on the drive and open, the drive will open in Konqueror.

JR
 
Old 12-24-2009, 04:57 AM   #6
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on the Desktop, I usually right click ->
create new - link to device - hard disk device ->
in the device drop box, pick the correct device <hda?>

in this case probably hda1

Last edited by pierre2; 12-24-2009 at 04:58 AM.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 05:38 PM   #7
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...thanks everybody for advice - what worked finally for me was Knoppix - it runs from a CD or USB drive and gives me immediate access to the hard disk.
 
  


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