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Old 12-12-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Accessing windows partition from embedded dsl

Is there a way to access the windows partition from within Qemu/embedded dsl on a windowsxp system?
Old 12-13-2006, 12:00 AM   #2
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1. Login as root by running from a terminal su followed by typing the root password.

2. Create a directory in your /mnt folder. This can be done by running mkdir /mnt/X where X is the name of the directory where the NTFS partition will be mounted.

3. Run fdisk -l and note the name of the device file for the NTFS partition. Lets say the device file name is found to be /dev/Y.

4. Open the file /etc/fstab in your favorite text editor.

5. On a new line at the bottom of the file, add the line

/dev/Y /mnt/X ntfs users,owner,ro,umask=000 0 0

where X is the name of the directory you created in step 2.

6. Save and quit the file /etc/fstab

7. Then run mount -a and the NTFS partition will be mounted. It will also be mounted automatically after reboot so that you do not have to do anything after you reboot.

Old 12-13-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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I think there must be some peculiarities about running DSL from within windows using Qemu; fdisk -l only gives the drives of the virtual machine, but not the host ntfs system. So no luck here...


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