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Old 08-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
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Can I access my Windows partition from Suse Live Eval 10.0?


I have a major problem booting Windows. No safe mode, no recovery console, and I can't even get the setup screen. Is there a way I can access my Windows NTFS primary partition and burn my important files to cd?

It is an IDE hard disk.

I'm running Suse Live Eval 10.0, with no Linux installation unless I will need to. I have tried using the file search features but I can't find any reference to my Windows Partition. I know I need to mount them, but how do I?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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It can be done. First, realize that SuSE in running in RAM only. So, the files you need to edit to be able to mount the windows partition will be volatile (they'll disappear when you turn off the power).

First, create a mount point for windows. Something like: mkdir /mnt/windows.

Second, edit the file /etc/fstab to add information about the windows partition. Something like: /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows auto defaults 1 2. This assumes that windows is on the first partition of the first (master) hard drive. Adjust /dev/hda1 to suit your situation.

Third, mount the partition: mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/wndows.

Then start copying files.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 08:41 PM   #3
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I tried to create the mount point and I got the error: cannot create directory `/mnt/windows': Read-only file system


I am running off the evaluation cd, I cannot create any directories. Will I need to actually install Linux? I have SuSE 9.3 full on a 5 cd set.

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:40 PM   #4
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Problem is solved. I just had to crete mountpoints using pre-existing directories.

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt -t ntfs -o umask=0222 (source partition)

and

mount /dev/hda6 /tmp (target FAT32 partition)
 
  


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