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Old 06-12-2006, 01:47 AM   #1
Dan8080
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Mount my windows


Hi,

This is going to sound like an extremely newbish question but I want to make extremely sure of this before I go do it so sorry...

I have two hard drives running on dell power edge.

The first drive is SATA 0 and contains my windows installation. The 2nd drive is SATA 2 and has my centOS. I was told if I type:

Code:
mount /dev/hda1 /c
It would mount my windows and I'd get a /c/ folder with access to that HD. I'd be able to to only read and copy files from it, but that is all I have to do anyway.

My question is, does this work, and this doesn't damage windows in any way? I have to move some stuff over and I really dont want to lose my data by doing something stupid.

My other question is I'm just wondering, when I'm finished with it, all I do is umount /dev/hda1 /c? right?

And finally, if I ever want to use this hard drive, would it be possible to format it? And them mount it someplace where i'd be able to write to it, using the same method?

Thanks for your time,
Dan
 
Old 06-12-2006, 02:00 AM   #2
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hi,
Read this for mounting.
and don't worry about the rest of questions you have asked. You are not going to hamper your data anyway.
and if your windows file system is NTFS, then only you won't have 'write' access. Otherwise if its FAT/FAT32, you will have read/write access to it.

regards
 
Old 06-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
Dan8080
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Hi,

Ok... thanks. Some reason I can't mount though. It says it doesnt exist.

fdisk -l

Doesn't seem to even show any hard drives with windows. It only shows the second hard drive actually, and sees that linux is on it. Thats the only thing it finds to mount. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-13-2006, 01:24 PM   #4
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Can you post the output of "fdisk -l" please? Also, since your drives are SATA, they should be /dev/sdxy rather than /dev/hdxy.
 
  


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