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Old 06-25-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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How do I access Windows 2000 files from Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

Hello. My Windows operating system got a virus that destroyed my CD detector,my USB hub,my network adaptors,my dial up and 10/100 modem drivers. I have found no way of moving my photos and other files to another computer through the Windows 2000 operating system. I have been told that I can access,and move those files to Ubuntu file system through Ubuntu. Does anyone have a link to info on how to access the Fat32(VFat)partition so that I can move the Windows files to Ubuntu files? Or,does anyone know how to proceed to recover the Windows files through Ubuntu? My hardrive is partitioned with Win2k on the hard drive first,then formatted for Ubuntu on the same hard drive. Ubuntu works perfectly still. I have the internet,and read/write capabilities with Ubuntu. Win2k boots and functions,except no data in or out in that I have no parallel or serial ports,no CD,no USB,no modem or ethernet...the floppy still works. My last hope at retrieving my photos,I think,is to move the files from Win2k to Ubuntu,then upload them to the internet. Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, jerstep123
Old 06-25-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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I booted from an Ubuntu Live CD to help.
Normally working with a Knoppix Live CD would be easier, anyway.
I assume that you know very little about Linux, if that is not the case then I apologise.
Open a Teminal Window: Applications>>Terminal
$sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
(for SATA Hard Disk, otherwise try
$mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
for IDE)
$ls /mnt
and you can see your files
then copy them somewhere convient
$sudo cp /mnt/my_windows_files ~ ubuntu

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