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Old 07-19-2001, 08:54 PM   #1
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How to access windows through Linux ?

I am new to Linux, and do not know how to access the windows files from Linux directly.
How do I mount my windows drives on Linux.

Please help.
Old 07-19-2001, 09:34 PM   #2
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One way is to run a file manager, or Konquorer under KDE, go to root/mnt/ ,if your system is set up to mount other drives you will see something that discribes your windows drive, you may have to be root to access it
Old 07-20-2001, 01:15 AM   #3
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As root,

1. Create a mountpoint for the Window$ drive/partition under the/mnt directory:
mkdir /mnt/windows
2. Mount the Win drive/partition to the newly created mount point. Assuming that Win lives on the first partition of the first (primary master) drive, it would be called hda1:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
3. Enter the Win directory, and list/view the contents:
cd /mnt/windows
ls -ACF
To automatically mount the drive at bootup, add the following line to your /etc/fstab file (I might not have the syntax quite right here):
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows  vfat  user,rw,noauto, 0 0
There are other options you can specify on this line, man mount for more info.
Old 07-20-2001, 01:19 AM   #4
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Quick tip for mounting and unmounting.

Press Alt + F2 and type 'usermount' without the quotes. That will bring up the dialogue for mounting and unmounting. Then do as Joncla said unless you have short cut links on the desktop.
Old 07-20-2001, 09:10 AM   #5
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do u just want to access the files or windows itself, if u wanna access the OS u can get vmware
Old 07-20-2001, 11:14 AM   #6
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Way to go DMR!

Dude you rock!!!

I have win95 on hda1 and have been trying all kinds of crazy scripts to get that to mount... thanks a million!! No more sneakernet!
Old 07-20-2001, 04:46 PM   #7
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In DMR's line /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat user,rw,noauto, 0 0 , change the noauto to auto to have the partition mounted on boot up.
Old 07-20-2001, 05:19 PM   #8
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Hi ,

what if the windows drive is on the network , can it be mounted too ?

how would the syntax look assuming

w98.mydomain is the w98 system ?



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