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Old 08-16-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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view win directorys in mandrake

i did a search for this in the forums before hand, so forgive me if this has already been asked, but, im on mandrake 10 or something like that, and i dual boot that and windows via lilo on the same partition. But i want to be able to view my windows directorys, and use the files via linux, mainly because im really missing my music in nix ya kno,

Thanks in advance,
Old 08-16-2005, 10:34 PM   #2
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It depends in part what your windows filesystem is. If it's FAT32, you'll be able to read and write to your windows partitions, but if it's NTFS you'll only have [reliable] read access. Write is getting better, but it's still experimental afaik.
Either way, you can mount the windows partition or partitions using the mount command, as root:
mount -t <filesystem> /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
where <filesystem> is 'vfat' for FAT32 or 'nfts' for NTFS. See the mount man page for more detailed information.

This is assuming 1. that your windows partition is the first partition on your master hard drive, reply back if it's not; and 2. that you have a directory called /mnt/windows where you'd like to mount said partition.
From there, you can browse the partition just like any other Linux directory - copy files off of it, the works.
Old 08-16-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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If you go into the Mandrake Control Centre (menu->System->Configuration->Configure Your Computer) then into Mount Points->Partitions you will be able to setup where to mount your windows partition (a common place would be /mnt/win_c or /mnt/windows).
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thanks, it worked, i appreciate the help


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