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Old 10-05-2006, 11:40 PM   #1
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Access to Hard Drive

I am learning DSL and finally got a USB version to run on a Dell Laptop. Can someone tell me how to gain access to the hard drive of the PC?
Old 10-05-2006, 11:47 PM   #2
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Does DSL mount the hard drive automatically? Does df -h show any of the partitions (/dev/hda or /dev/sda) mounted? If not, and you want to mount a Windows C: drive, you can do:

mkdir /mnt/windows
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

This assumes the Windows partition is the first partition of the first IDE hard drive (/dev/sda1 for SATA). It also assumes the partition is of a type Linux supports. Fat32 is supported; NTFS is not supported as well, and I'm not sure if DSL has added NTFS support yet.


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