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Old 12-31-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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New to Linux... Accessing Windows Drive

I have Windows XP and Linux Mandrake each loaded on to two seperate hard drives. Am I able to access my Windows drive from linux at all? I'm looking to open files in linux, but they are on my windows drive. I have it set up as hda and hdb.
Old 12-31-2004, 01:07 AM   #2
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no problem, open a file manager, even Konqueror will do. In the address bar type
and you will see your mountable drives. Your Windoze will be there somewhere. Mine is listed as win_c. Just double click on it and you are in. No problem reading stuff on your XP partition, but can cause problems if you try writting to it.
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Writing to the NTFS partition is turned off be default anyway, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem...

I think mine's under /mnt/windows

if not.. here is a fun way to do it yourself

first make a directory, maybe under /mnt, maybe no.. i put mine under /mnt..

call it something fun like... windows.. or win.. or whatever you want it to be called

then in console type

ln -s /dev/haX(where X is your windows partition) /path/to/where/you/want/your/windows/mounted

remember, when you mount stuff in linux, you mount the filesystem, basically... not necissacaraly the drive..


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