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Old 06-30-2004, 04:32 AM   #1
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how to mount exsisting partition

First of all i would like to thank the following people namely xavierP, Oliv', Rylan76, Baldrick56,Jkobrien and most of all for the very hepful and quick replies. i learned so much in this site! more power to! how can you mount a windows partion using SUSE 9.0. this is the situation. i have a dual boot system that runs windows XP prof. and Suse linux 9.0. last night my windos XP crashed (duh! this always happens with windows!) and all my inportant files like pictures, some mp3s and documents are in the windows partition. how can i retrieve my files by using suse 9.0? can i also burn the spesific files in the cd? what package can i install to do the burning process? is it on KDE or the console? last question. i have a USR 33.6 external modem. how can i use this on linux? i really need internet access since i dont have my windows partition working! thanks again in advance!
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As far as your XP partition goes, if it is NTFS Linux has limited capacity to access it. Linux can read the files, but not write them.
are 2 threads/posts which may give pointers - I searched for "mount ntfs" on LQ to find these.

You modem - the USR connects via the serial port so Linux will support it. Look into KPPP (also search LQ for KPPP, this is asked a lot).

Good Luck and thanks for the thanks
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Have you got your windows partition on a FAT sysytem or NTFS?If on FAT,then mount the windows partition on Linux.You can Do this by the following procedure:
As root,start Terminal,type:
fdisk -l
This lists your partitions.Check for the windows partition.Make a directory by

mkdir /mnt/win

If the windows partition is the first partition (/dev/hda1).

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win

Edit the /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat defaults 0 0

to make the change permanent.

If you have an NTFS partition,then you'll have to download the kernel-ntfs rpm from or from a mirror site Install it and then you can read from the NTFS partition.

As for connecting to the net,you need to get the US robotics modem driver for linux.


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