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Old 01-29-2007, 02:34 AM   #1
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windoze data in linux

Could anybody please suggest how to access windoze data in linux?
Old 01-29-2007, 02:46 AM   #2
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If the windows data is on a hard drive installed in a linux system, you can mount that drive with the mount command, something like
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/files
If you want to access files via a network connection, the same client smbmount could be used. If your question is what linux application would be used to open a specific Windows file like .doc, .xls, .mdb or other file extentions, then please let us know.

I have difficulty understanding your question because it is very broad.
Old 01-29-2007, 02:50 AM   #3
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exactly which windows data do you want to access...
if you want to access files on your windows partition - just search for "access windows files".
Old 01-29-2007, 02:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by musicman_ace
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/files
Only if the windows partition is the first on a primary IDE drive and it is fat32 formatted. This will only give access to root and assumes that /mnt/files is present.

That's a lot of assumptions.

If it uses the nt file system, the replace "vfat" with "ntfs" for read-only support. If read/write support is required, the command is:

ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/files (assuming ntfs-3g is present: apt-get install ntfs-3g)

Since this is ubuntu - the place to look for this kind of thing is:
... I know that's for edgy, but the scarlet one did not specify which ubuntu.

Of course, the "data" required could well be the passwords on someone elses laptop...

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Old 01-30-2007, 09:10 AM   #5
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thnx for the replies.
Sorry I was too desperate to get my data back so, it dint occur to me that there is a search option too.

now back to the problem:
While tryin' to partition the hard disk through windowz Xp installation CD, dont know how but i seem to have done something terribly wrong with windoze and as a result though I can still see the windoze option durin' startup but am not able to boot into windoze.
Then I installed RedHat8 since that was the only OS installation CD i had apart from windoze
now when i tried running the mount command it said:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/files
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel



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