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Old 09-30-2001, 02:31 PM   #1
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Talking access windows area through linux

I have a winmodem so cant download stuff dirrectly through linux, but people tell me there is a way to access windows partitions. Tell me how so that I can download stuff there and then access it from linux.
Old 09-30-2001, 02:53 PM   #2
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Mounting ...

You can mount your windows partitions in linux.
I think that is the better solutin for downloading your stuffs from windows.
Please see with cat /proc/partitions what are your windows partition and then use simply mount /dev/X /mnt/Y
Where X is your windows partition and Y is the directory where you want to make that mounting . I think that my advise is good for your problem.
Old 09-30-2001, 05:01 PM   #3
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What I did was create a link to /dev/hdg1 (my D: or E:, depending whether I'm in ME or 2k) in /mnt so it goes /mnt/hdg1. I also did it through some control panel app but I can't remember which right now; that was several days and a reinstall ago.
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chris: you created a link from dev to mnt? that wouldn't work at all, you mount a /dev device reference, using configuration lines in the /etc/fstab file.

onlyhuman - make sure your modem is definietly not supported... mine is:
Old 09-30-2001, 10:49 PM   #5
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It was a few days ago that I did it and I've been doing a fair bit on this box since then (just reinstalled again... with windows anything can be corrected thru the registry if you know what you're doing; reinstalls are not necessary... I wish I knew that much about Linux), so please forgive any fogginess you may have experienced from my previous post. However, It did work and I was absolutely amazed that I achieved it the first time.

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