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Old 05-25-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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I booted up puppy 4 from my cd. everything works fine ,but I dont see my hard drive when I open my mount icon from my desktop. All I see is my dvds I want to copy files to a flash drive. Please advise me as what to do, as Iam new to this program.
PS I booted up this puppy 4 cd several times since and get the same results. I want to access file from my c drive. I open up the mount icon but my c drive is not there Help
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:49 PM   #2
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You should ask further questions on the same topic on the same thread, not start a new one.

What specifically is listed when you open the "mount" icon? Are you looking for the files on your hard disk, or just for the hard disk itself?

In Windows, your files are accessible when you boot. In linux, you have to mount the device (which includes a hard drive partition) that the files are on before they are accessible. All of your Puppy files will be accessible on boot, but if you are looking for files on another hard drive partition, you'll have to mount the partition.

If you are looking for your puppy files, you need to open Rox-filer - that's the icon that looks like a house. For files on another partition or an external drive, Rox-filer will open showing the files on the drive when you mount the drive.

Give some more information about exactly where the files you want to access are, and what devices are listed when you click "mount", and you can get some more specific guidance.
Old 06-18-2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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I've been using Puppy 4.00 for a little while- and did you try refreshing the mount program after you opened it?

Sometimes puppy doesn't auto-detect my hard drive- but I just refresh it a couple times. Also try Gparted to see if it comes up there.
Old 07-03-2008, 05:26 AM   #4
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I had this problem too but after shutting down and then going into windows xp
and doing a clean shut down from them then puppy was able to mount my HD again.

I remember vaguely that others have reported on puppy not always doing a
proper shut down on every hardware.


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