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Old 12-07-2007, 03:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to open hard disks formated in fat & ntfs in linux

hi guys iam an amateur in linux os .I have installed debian linux in my pc iam not able to acess my hard drives(formatted in fat and NTFS) in the system in linux .If i mount them it says "unable to mount".so please help me how to sove this problem .iam a new linux user.

Old 12-07-2007, 04:12 AM   #2
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check the harddrives

fdisk -l

then mount the exact windows partition

first in linux create dir in /media as c

then use the command

mount /dev/<ur win partition>/ /media/c
Old 12-07-2007, 04:55 AM   #3
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first make a directory in your file system
in terminal type: mkdir /mnt/drivename

mount device to your mount point
use mount command as: mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/drivename
this command mount drive C: with Fat file system to /mnt/drivename directory
for ntfs use this command: mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/drivename
this command mount drive C: with NTFS file system to /mnt/drivename directory

for other drives such as D: ,E:, ... use /dev/hda2, /dev/hda3

only if your Linux partition is the last partition in your disk


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