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Old 11-12-2001, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question mounting dos ext partition

i have 2 hdd's - one with red hat linux 7.1 on and the other with win98 split into C: and D:

After editing the etc/fstab file i can now see the windows C: drive (or hda1 under linux). Trouble is is that all the useful stuff i want is on the extended partition D: which i can't see in linux.

any ideas how to set up linux to perminantly see all of my windows hdd and not just the first partition?

be gentle - i've only been using linux for 1 week!
Old 11-12-2001, 09:10 PM   #2
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just need to find out what the partition name is.

Try hdb1 for the 'd:' drive.
Old 11-12-2001, 11:13 PM   #3
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run fdisk

[root@microdot /root]# fdisk /dev/hda

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 2432.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 804 6458098+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 805 811 56227+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 812 2432 13020682+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 812 1334 4200966 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1335 1367 265041 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 1368 2432 8554581 7 HPFS/NTFS

Command (m for help):
Old 11-12-2001, 11:15 PM   #4
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Well, D: would be the second partition on whatever harddrive he has for windows, so its /dev/hda2 or /dev/hdb2 ... that is unless its an extended partiton.... look in /var/log/dmesg for info recorded at boot time on partitions found.

Or you issue these commands as root:

fdisk -l /dev/hda
fdisk -l /dev/hdb

and post the results here.
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cheers for the replys guys..(and so quick!)

looked in the log file 'n here is the section about the disks:

ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: IBM-DJNA-371350, ATA DISK drive
hdd: LG CD-RW CED-8080B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 26520480 sectors (13578 MB) w/1966KiB Cache, CHS=1650/255/63, UDMA(33)
hdc: 6281856 sectors (3216 MB) w/76KiB Cache, CHS=6232/16/63, DMA
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 >
hdc: hdc1 hdc2 < hdc5 hdc6 >

(no idea why theres smiley faces in there!)

are the '< >' around the very last part the logical drives (not boot drives)? It in theory should be hda '5' as its on the first ide channel.

Last edited by mose; 11-13-2001 at 12:10 AM.
Old 11-13-2001, 12:22 AM   #6
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just to say cheers...

i kinda answered my own question there - hda5

Old 11-13-2001, 07:02 AM   #7
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hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 >

hdc: hdc1 hdc2 < hdc5 hdc6 >

hda1 and hdc1 are primary partitions

hda2 and hdc2 are extended partitions.

hda2 has one logical drive: hda5

hdc2 has two logical drives: hdc5 and hdc6

if you run fdisk and do partition check you can see the space allocations

whatever you do to hda2 is the same as doing it to hda5

whatever you do to hdc2 is the same as doing it to hdc5 and hdc6



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