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Old 09-07-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Angry HDD problems

I have a HDD problem that is driving me crazy. I recently installed Mandrake 10.0, after having used 9.2. After the install, I cannot find some HD partitions that showed up ok in 9.2. I installed 10.0 in "existing partitions" and I did not choose to upgrade, but clean install.

Here's the deal. I have two HDDs, a 40GB and a 120 GB. The 40 GB is split into two partitions, both NTFS. The first, which Windows calls "C:" is where I have Windows XP. The second, which Win calls "E:" is where I keep windows program files and other data. The 120GB has Linux on one partition, and the other, larger partition is FAT32 (Win calls it "D:"), and has primarily media files that I wish to share between Win and Mandrake.

The C: drive mounts under /mnt/windows and I can read it no problem. The others I cannot figure out how to mount. I have looked at other posts here and I can't figure it out. When I go to diskdrake, I see in hda the /mnt/windows parition (hda1), one called "hda5" that has a "/" in it, hda6 is a linux swap partition, and hda7, which I have mounted at /mnt/partition2/ and which contains a dir called "erik" (my username) with a few files in it. under the hdb tab there is a 7.2 GB part called hdb1 that is gray and says "/mr" and is mounted at /mnt/hdb1 and which appears to be empty. The rest of the drive appears white and empty.

I know there's probably a better way to explain all this, but I can see all the data from windows, but I can't see it in Linux. What should I do?
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Post the output of the console command
fdisk -l /dev/hda
fdisk -l /dev/hdb

Need to be logged in as root.

/dev/hda1 is your c:
/dev/hdb1 is your d:
I would of thought that e: is /dev/hda5 but it is your / (root).


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