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Old 09-09-2005, 08:26 AM   #1
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Laptop HDD Location


Hey,

I am trying to access my NTFS files on a mates laptop. However, i have no idea where the device is located.

/dev/hda1 - /dev/hda8

Says device cant be found

Same goes for b,c and d

Is there a different device location for laptops?
 
Old 09-09-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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Would you describe what are trying to do! It's quite unclear those thing you wrote. Are you trying SSH, remote? Or local files on NTFS partition? Details, mate...
 
Old 09-10-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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Ahh my appologises mate.

A local laptop using Local NTFS Basic Partitions.

Ubuntu 5.04
 
Old 09-10-2005, 09:29 PM   #4
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Not real sure, but just a thought, could the laptop possibly be using SATA for the hard drive connection?

If that is the case, I think that the drive might be /dev/sda (like I said, I'm not sure). Can you check the fstab file to see what the system is calling the partition that / is mounted to?

Also, the command 'fdisk -l' should list the partitions on the physical disk. Might give that a try.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:33 AM   #5
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Volvogga could be correct here about serial disk.
Also seee your booting messages
#dmesg
And call the partition table with
#cfdisk
 
Old 09-11-2005, 09:55 AM   #6
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rue fdisk -l is the best way to learn the available drive configs on the laptop. Id venture to guess that the lappy is IDE and if it has windoes installed its most likley /dev/hda1
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