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Old 10-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Question How can I see vista files from Suse 10.3 partition

I currently have my hard drive partitioned to dual boot suse 10.3 and windows vista what I want to do is access my wav music files that are in the windows partition how can I do this how do I mount the windows partition
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I think that a recent SUSE distro will automatically set up mount points in /mnt or /media for all drives that it finds. If so, type "su" to become root, "cd" to the directory, and "mount mountpointname".

Alternatively, the mountpoints may show up in a directory on the desktop---eg in a folder named "My computer", and then "media". On my box (PCLOS), you simply rt-click on an icon and select "mount".
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if your vista partition is ntfs it is probably readable but most probably not writable.... in the past people did setup their systems with e.g. win xp/vista on a standard ntfs partition (standard because win did format the partition ntfs), a vfat partition for the data they wanted to access from both os' and the linux partitions. this is the safe way....

mounting in suse is easy: usually, if win is installed and you install suse afterwards, suse recognizes the win partitions and tries to setup as /windows. perhaps you missed that during installation. you can use yast to fix that. all you have to do is starting yast --> system --> partitions. say yes to the question asked. in the partitions window you see all existing partitions on your system. try to identify the windows partition. check if there exists a mount point to that partition. if not, you have to create one. click on the win partition and click on edit. in the lower right corner give the desired mountpoint as e.g. /windows or /vista or /win/c something like this, it's your choice. then click ok and save the settings. usually it should work now. you can check in konqueror. if you see the ingredients of /win/c then everything is ok. if it does not work, try a reboot. finished.

if you are interested in the console like setting up/mounting of partitions tell me *g


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