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Old 07-04-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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Smile looking at the contents of a different drive

Sorry to be so bad at this after 2 years or so.

I have recently installed Deb 4 on a new physical disk (hdb1) and I also have hda1

I need to edit a file in etc/X11 on hdb1, but when i log in as root and issue

cd /etc/X11 I get to that directory on the hda.

How do i access the file on hdb1 in etc/X11 please?

Old 07-04-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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If not done already mound hdb1 then go to where you mount it for example:
Then go to wherever you want. So you will be accessing something like:


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