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Old 09-02-2006, 02:39 AM   #1
vbnandu86
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how to mount hard drive partitions??


im a complete newbie- to linux
how should i mount my hard drive partiions ?
i have 3 partitions
1.hda1(ntfs)-has windowsXP
2.hda5(ext3)-is mounted and has my beloved linux.
3.hda6(fat32)-recognized by windows


once i mount them, how can i run widows related programs like *.exe files and stuff?

if there is a link that answers all such questions please include it in ur reply.


thank u all
 
Old 09-02-2006, 03:19 AM   #2
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Code:
mkdir /mnt/hda1
mkdir /mnt/hda6
mount -t vfat /dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6
to mount NTFS you need NTFS support compiled into your kernel if it is, do:
http://wiki.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=howto:mount
You can't run windows apps on linux natively, and the emulators are beta state right now, check out http://www.winehq.org
 
Old 09-02-2006, 07:17 AM   #3
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thanks!

thank u dinolinux. i typed whatever u gave.
how am i to access the contents of hda6?
is it possible to view the contents of hda6 as in windows just point and click way?
thank u again for helping !!
 
Old 09-02-2006, 07:25 AM   #4
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woops!!

sorry to have barged in with my question without checkin out,i found it in /mnt/hda6.
thanks a lot again..
 
Old 09-02-2006, 07:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by vbnandu86
thank u dinolinux. i typed whatever u gave.
how am i to access the contents of hda6?
is it possible to view the contents of hda6 as in windows just point and click way?
thank u again for helping !!
You can do this, but you don't really want to stay in a Windows state of mind do you? As a newbie you should really be trying to familiarize yourself with the command prompt. Unless you just plan on doing basic internet and office related tasks. Point and click seems easy, but if you become familiar with the command prompt it too will be easy, and more powerful.

Also, you just installed Linux. Do you want the first thing you do in Linux to be to try to get Windows programs to work? What program are you trying to get to work. Unless we're talking games, their is probably a Linux alternative.

You can use the GUI as a tool, but realize that the GUI is not the end all be all of your computer; unless, as I stated, you only wish to use it as a Websurfing machine.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 01:13 AM   #6
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yes debiant i totally agree with u

your advice is my wish too...

but the problem is there are so many books and ebooks relating to linux on the net and in the market, idont know where to start from??

i do want to familiarize myself with the command prompt(my subject in college is infoscience but am a total illeterate in linux..want to program in linux!! ) but the manual pages are too much for me to take in..

If u have a good link for us beginners please reply to this thread.

since most of my files and applications are already in windows partitions i just want to have access to them even in linux....

Thanks debiant for ur concernawaiting ur reply..
regards and thanks to all...
 
  


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