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Old 05-28-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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How can I access Windows XP C drive from Linspire

how can i access Windows XP C drive from Linspire 0S can someone please help me its base on linux system and O is there a free DVD-RW/CD-RW software for LInux if so where can i download this from.
Old 05-28-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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you'll need to use samba from the linux side. you'll need to share the c:\ drive from the windows side, however, i don't reccommend this unless your not taking the box online. for samba and instructions look here

for the windows side look here

for cdrw software look here

good luck.
Old 05-28-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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are you trying to access a Windows C: drive on another machine, or another hard drive?

to mount a separate partition on the same machine, you just need to know the filesystem and the partition designation. XP is almost certainly NTFS filesystem, and the designation will be something like /dev/hda1. open a terminal and type

su root
emacs /etc/fstab
mkdir /mnt/windows

and add/edit the following line:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=000 0 0

(make sure /dev/hda1 corresponds to your windows drive, hda1 will be the first partition on the primary master ide drive, if you know what that means)

now press ctrl-x then ctrl-s to save, and ctrl-x then ctrl-c to exit, and you should be able to access that mount by typing any of these:

mount -a
mount /dev/hda1
mount /mnt/windows

and if you want it to mount automatically at bootup, add "auto" before "ro,umask" etc.

Last edited by mcd; 05-28-2004 at 07:03 PM.
Old 05-30-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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its ok thanks for your help , just to let the rest of the world know you can access windows XP C drive from Linspire file manager under drivers\dos\ there it is all your C drive on Windows XP OS


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