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Old 07-08-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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how to view windows partitions in fedora 2

i am a new user to linux. i have 2 hard drives of 80 each.
first hard disk has windows os and Fedora 2
second hard disk has all data (movies,mp3 etc)
i want to view the files in second hard disk. so that i can use my movies and mp3 files and other documents in Fedora.

can anyone help me out. do i need to install something like some RPMs etc.

thanks in advance


Old 07-08-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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What you do depends on the file systems on your windoze partitions. If they are NTFS, you will find you can read the data, but writing is not recommended yet. If they are fat32, you will be able to mount the file system, and both read and write to them.

In your linux system, you need to make a mount point. This is done with the mkdir command. Once the mount point is made, you can use the mount commnad to mount the drive. That will last for the current boot, or until you umount the drive. If you want to mount it each boot, you need to edit the /ect/fstab file, and add a line to it.

You can find lots of help in the Wiki area of this board. Start there, and post back when you run into problems, or lack of understanding. If you need specific help with the "how to" part, post back the details of the partitions you wish to mount. We need to know the hard drive, partition information, file system type.
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thanks camorri

hi camorri,
thanks for the info. i got it working

thanks for your help


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