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Old 10-29-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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2 Hard disks

how can I see my hard disk 1 drives the one that I installed windows on in linux redhat 9.0.
I have two hard disks one windows on and the other one linux but cant see the drives in linux and wise versa
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Out of the box windows can't handle ANY
of the possible filesystems in Linux, so that's
a no-go.
As for windows from linux...
have you tried mounting them yet?

man mount
in a terminal should get you started...

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Sure can.

Also you seem to be asking very common questions, you should really try searching on this site:

Or a good search engine like

Old 10-29-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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Where are the drives connected? Primary Master, Secondary Slave...
Linux refers to drives like this: hda=Primary Master, hdb=Primary Slave, hdc=Secondary Master...and so on. A partition is specified by a number. hda1 would be the first partition on hda.
You will have to mount the Windows drives to see them in linux, using the mount command in a terminal/command-line:

mount -t vfat /dev/<disk-name-here> /any/folder/here

This mounts FAT32, for NTFS:

mount -t ntfs /dev/<disk-name-here> /any/folder/here -o ro

<disk-name-here> is usually a partition, such as hda1.
To see the Linux partitions from Windows, use the Explore2fs program (assuming the partition is formatted in ext2/ext3).
Old 10-29-2003, 03:34 PM   #5
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tanx alot aaa


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