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FireInTheDark 08-16-2004 05:37 PM

How do i access my windows Hard drive
are using Mandrake on a Hard drive but i don't now how to access the files on the windows hard drive


acid_kewpie 08-16-2004 05:40 PM

did you try searching this site before asking?

FireInTheDark 08-16-2004 05:45 PM

i'm using NTFS and i only want to open my saved files on the NTFS windows hard drive

mrgordonz 08-16-2004 06:01 PM

I have two separate PCs - one with Windows XP Pro, and the other with Linux (Fedora Core 2). I simply mount a Windows share into the file system on Linux as follows:

sudo mount -o username=xxxx,password=xxxx,rw,uid=500 //[windows share] /home/phobbs/mounts/[mount point]
Note - you need to be root to do this, so either execute su -l first, or use sudo. In this case I don't specify the file system of the Windows disk (-t), I let mount detect it automatically.

If you are talking about two separate hard disks (or partitions) in the same PC, you might try this:

sudo mount -t [file-system] -o rw,uid=500,gid=500 /dev/hdc1 /home/phobbs/mounts/[mount point]
I suggest you read the man pages for mounting carefully - that is what I did and it is pretty straight forward.



dugas 08-16-2004 07:56 PM

It depends on the filesystem in use by windows. If it is windows nt, 2000, or xp, it is probably a ntfs filesystem
If it is any thing older, it is a fat32 filesystem.
For ntfs the ntfs project for your particular kernel
type uname -r in a terminal to see what kernel you have.
Follow the instructions.

If it is a fat filesystem, type df in a terminal
and see the partitions for windows' name example /dev/hda?
make a directory to mount the partition, example /mnt/windows

edit /etc/fstab add
/dev/hda? /mnt/windows vfat defaults 0 0
if it is ntfs add
/dev/hda? /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0
let me know if you need assistance

Crayzie 08-16-2004 09:40 PM

Check to see if /mnt/windows exists..

Mandrake has always automatically setup my windows NTFS and FAT drives there.

Mithotyn 08-26-2004 07:36 AM

if you have mandrake 10 it should be in file:/mnt/win or win_c. Just check your mnt folder, i'd put a universal sidebar panel on your desktop so you can get to your root folder real easily via konqi, if its there you'll find it and if you're using mandrake it should be there.

MMBP 08-26-2004 03:38 PM

When i put /etc/fstab add in the terminal i get an permissions denied. Why?

mermxx 08-26-2004 04:37 PM

why do u need to put /etc/fstab in a terminal window what are u trying to achieve?
if u want to look in the file then u can go to the /etc folder and open it from there

MMBP 08-29-2004 01:36 PM

Where can I get something to read NTFS. beacuse thats were all my data is.

mermxx 08-29-2004 02:39 PM

try going to this link and u may find some useful info and also the download from here maybe able to help in what u want to do.(depending on the linux os u r using)

MysteriousRevC 08-29-2004 03:48 PM

i too am using Mandrake 10. When i want to get to my Windows XP files i goto "mnt/nt/" and everything is in there.

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