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Old 05-20-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
sararowana
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how can i manage my hard disk


hello, im new here, i'm using mandrake linux for only a week.i know nothing on linux.what i want to know is ,how can i manage my hdd such windows have.u have the hdd icon then go to every files u want,or go to other partitions to distribute your files. i want to know if the any chance i can do that.tq
 
Old 05-20-2006, 01:58 AM   #2
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What do you mean? Can you explain more clearly what you are looking for, and what you are trying to acheive? What do you mean "distribute your files"?

Linux has a heirachical file system. There is one root directory, and all other directories are sub-directories of root. Partitions are "mounted" transparently, that is you can't see them as separate "drives" through the file system. For example, /home can be on its own partition, drive or even remote and the user doesn't need to know.

Check out /etc/fstab to see what partitions you are mounting at which points on your system.

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