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Old 07-03-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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where is hda1?

I'm something of a newbie when it comes to linux so please excuse me if this is a dumb question.

I just booted puppy 2.16 from cd with the hope of using it to repair a hosed win2k installation. I understand that puppy has some ntfs write capability so I figured it'd be useful for replacing some corrupt files, but I can't even seem to access the windows partition. The hda2 partition is there but no hda1 and I am therefore confused

Any help greatfully received...
Old 07-03-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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If you open a terminal window and enter the fdisk -l command you can see if Linux detects the partition.
fdisk -l
Then you can enter the mount command with no parameters to see if Linux has already mounted the partition.
The driver with NTFS write capability is called ntfs-3g. I don't know about Puppy Linux but I have found with other distros that you have to specifically use that utility in a terminal window to get it to work.
ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows_c
I use the System Recue CD distribution of Linux to repair Windows machines. It's great. It's got lots of tools like partimage, parted, ntfs-3g, and others for recovering data from Windows file systems.
Old 07-03-2007, 03:49 PM   #3
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If you click on the "Drives" icon on the desktop, it should show it there. Click on it to mount it. Puppy will use the nfts-3g driver unless the partition was not shutdown cleanly (eg hibernated) then it uses the default read only driver.


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