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Hey folks. New guy here, both to Linux and to this forum. I hope this is the right section for this. Anyway, I screwed up my Windows and now need ...
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    Hey folks. New guy here, both to Linux and to this forum. I hope this is the right section for this.

    Anyway, I screwed up my Windows and now need to delete the Vidstub.sys file. The problem is, I don't know how to get into the Windows files through Linux. Any idea how I can do that?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    Edit: If it's of any use, the Linux I am using is Knoppix 5.1 and the Windows I am using is Vista. Hope that doesn't matter, but if it does, then there's the info.

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    in knoppix open up a terminal (knoppix, service, knoppix terminal) <--I believe

    type su

    there shouldn't be a password so just push enter (this is to go in as super user).

    type
    fdisk -l

    should give you a list of drives, one of which will have a boot asterik (example blow)

    Disk /dev/sda: 98.5 GB, 98522403840 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 11978 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x41ab2316

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 765 6144831 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 766 3315 20482875 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 3316 11847 68533290 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 11848 11978 1052257+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    The boot one would be your vista drive.

    Do the following command as super user

    mkdir /tmp/windows

    then:

    mount /dev/sda# /tmp/windows
    (# will be the number given by the fdisk -l)

    Now your windows drive can be located in /tmp/windows. Couple ways to navigate to it, you could use the gui or you could go through terminal:

    cd /tmp/windows

    then "dir" will show you all the stuff in there, I forget the Vista tree of directories but you should be able to figure it out from there. Post if you have any issues

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    really nice explanation ....

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