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Hey! I originally had two hard drives - C: and D:. Now that I installed Linux, I can only access C with Windows 98 and D with Linux. The thing ...
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    Accessing My Windows 98 Hard Drive Through Linux?


    Hey!
    I originally had two hard drives - C: and D:. Now that I installed Linux, I can only access C with Windows 98 and D with Linux. The thing I would like to know is if there is any way for me to access C: through Linux?
    Also, does anyone know of any sites or books I can read to familiarize myself with Linux? I am a very inexperienced.
    Thanks,
    Voytek

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    well, if you can poste the output from 'fdis -l' here it would be much more easy'er to help you
    but this might do the trick: (edit it so it fits your system)

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/win_c && mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c
    If you get a "Fs not supported by kernel" try to
    /sbin/modprobe vfat
    or recompile your kernel, or just a module.

    Good luck

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    That line will fail the 2nd time he goes to mount the drive. I suggest adding the following like to your fstab.
    Code:
    /dev/hda1     /mnt/win_c     vfat     defaults     0 0
    Make sure you create the /mnt/win_c directory so it has a mount point. You can actually use any mount point you would like.

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    If your C Drive is Fat32 formatted you can do the following:
    First create a dir in your /home/user/ (e.g. Windows)
    Then as su type mount /dev/hda1(or whatever your c drive is called) /home/user/Windows
    In order for all to have read and write permission in that drive and to have it mount automatically on startup edit your /etc/fstab file like this:
    Login as su
    cd /etc
    vi fstab
    Press o to enter insert mode
    Enter the following lines at the bottom
    /dev/hda1(or whatever...) /home/user/Windows vfat user,uid=500,gid=500 0 0
    Press ESC to exit insert mode then :wq
    Reboot and you are all done!

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    I still didn't undertand

    pls any one tell me the easiest way of seeing windowx, window2000 or win98 partition in LINUX I want to know step by step plsssssssssss

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    I believe yowwww covered that in his guide. Check it out:
    http://members.rogers.com/ctmlinux/

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    Dolda, you are quick, you beat me to it!

    it's on the helpful tips page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkas
    /dev/hda1(or whatever...) /home/user/Windows vfat user,uid=500,gid=500 0 0
    Thanks, it worked for me (I was going to ask (before I thougth of using the search button) how to mount the paritions so that I got get write access without having to su every thing).
    Btw, there is not need to reboot, simplu type these line (while beeing root):
    umount -a
    mount -a
    Regards Scienitca (registered user #335819 - http://counter.li.org )
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