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Old 02-18-2004, 11:29 PM   #1
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how to view win partitions in linux


im using red hat linux 9 and pls tell me is there any way that i could view the other partions within linux so that i can mount them later
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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IDE Drives (Hard Drives or otherwise), are in order (iirc)

/dev/hda - First Primary
/dev/hdb - First Secondary
/dev/hdc - Second Primary
/dev/hdd - Second Secondary

(Pretty sure, but it may be Primary, Primary, Secondary, Secondary)

Anyhow, partitions on each drive are then numbered. /dev/hda2 would be second partition on First Primary HD. If you're not geeky enough to memorize your partition scheme, you can always use fdisk to find out (i.e "fdisk -l /dev/hda" to list partitions of First Primary drive).

Edit /etc/fstab, or use a graphical alternative to do it for you, to add vfat partitions to be mounted automatically for you :-).
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:45 PM   #3
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tell me what is the graphical alternative to edit /etc/fstab
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:47 PM   #4
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Lightbulb here's how I did it

first start Terminal.

then type fdisk -l

note the letter L (el) not I (ai).

A list of partitions will come out and you can mount any of them by using

mount <dev_name> <mount_point> where <dev_name> is in the form /dev/hda1 or something like that and <mount_point> is an existing directory in your /mnt folder.

If there is an error while mounting any particular partition, check it by typing mount (without parameters). A list will come out showing mounted partitions. Note that you can mount an NTFS partition only after you downloaded and installed this one package (I can't recall). Maybe someone else can help me with this.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 07:19 PM   #5
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Well, I'm assuming you mean a graphical config tool (versus using a graphical text editorlike kwrite ;-)). Anyhow, there's several I know of: Drakconf in Mandrake, YaST2 in SuSE, and linuxconf which is distro-dependent. All of these tools have a drive setup wizard which configures /etc/fstab for you, but, honestly, it's really not that hard, and sometimes preferable to do it manually. Check out "man fstab" for info on what fields do what (it's very simple once you get used to it).
 
  


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