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Old 10-24-2005, 07:59 AM   #1
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Hello Linux People, Finally I'm Considering This interesting Thing called Linux , And If im asking too Stupid , dont take it on me ...Im a Newbie On a Newbie Forum!

1/ I installed Redhat Linux 9 on my Machine Along with an Existing Windows XP , and Linux now has its own Ext2 Partition Seperated from Windows Area , My Question .. Is There any way i can acces files from windows like Mp3's or PDF's .. I Had friend who did that once with Fedora and Windows , And if its not possible with my Situation can u show me how to do it from scratch even if i had to Reinstall .. ?
2/ When i wanna modify The Path to run some programs from terminal ...should i do with with root or user? and i did it already and saved changes but i have to run a shell command to Execute .bash_profile with new changes..can u plz type the full command

Old 10-24-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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you can have access of yours datas by mounting partition Windows

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdXX /mnt/mount_C

df command give some information about your disk partition
Old 10-24-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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There's this file called fstab thats responsible for existing partitions and where to mount them so that you can "see" them. If you give us some information about the Windows Partition, what format, and where it is (Probably C: ), we can tell you how to edit it so that you can access it and write to it.

Old 10-24-2005, 09:02 AM   #4
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Welcome greetings PrOfKeYmBi!

LQ is a place which will come to your aid. Your question is very common among the new Linux users. And it has been solved thousands of time. So don't worry. You'll get to solve your issues. And be more descriptive about your broblems.

Please check, search and read previous postings in LQ, especially Newbie forum. Your first problem is related to mounting. So check (in LQ) for mounting, NTFS, VFAT (FAT), man pages (man mount, man fstab, etc). You'll be surprised by the results you get. I can assure you there would certainly be similar solved problems. If you still have no luck, LQ is always here to help. There may someone already writing a reply to your post.

I would point you to another very useful link I've got to use really often; Google Linux Search

Have a nice time @ LQ.

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