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Old 06-08-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
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Very Easy Quick Question From an Newbie.

I am using Mandrake 10.2 for the first time. Where on earth is my computer. Or more specifically how do i access my C and D (Slave) hard drives. to view and use the files they contain.

Also how do i use find my external USB hard drive on it

Old 06-08-2005, 06:25 AM   #2
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In Linux the drivers/partitions are not called C or D, they are called /dev/hda1, /dev/hda2 or /dev/hdb1 and so on.

If you have your "D drive" as a fat32 partition on your first drive, the fifth partition, this is what you should do:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/d
Now, your files from that partition would be located in /mnt/d
See the man for mount for more info.

To see your table do cfdisk. To mount automaticly upon boot use /etc/fstab. There should be several guides out there. Search google for mount and/or fstab and you should get some hits.


Last edited by Ephracis; 06-08-2005 at 06:28 AM.
Old 06-08-2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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also, ide check the mount directory, im /mount


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