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Hey guys! Quick rundown, our laptop has us between a rock and a hard place.. one being Safeboot and the other being stuck in Safe Mode with some unholy WinXP ...
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- 01-16-2010 #1
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- Jan 2010
[SOLVED] Unable to mount drive
Hey guys! Quick rundown, our laptop has us between a rock and a hard place.. one being Safeboot and the other being stuck in Safe Mode with some unholy WinXP Admin password prompt not letting us by .. anyhow, to the Knoppix lol:
Using Knoppix 6.2
Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5168 cylinders Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes Disk identifier: 0x39133912 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 5167 39062488+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw,relatime) proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime) /dev/sr0 on /mnt-system type iso9660 (ro,relatime) tmpfs on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k) /dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro,relatime) unionfs on /UNIONFS type aufs (rw,relatime,si=1be31434,noplink) unionfs on /home type aufs (rw,relatime,si=1be31434,noplink) usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,relatime) tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/run type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k) tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/lock type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k) tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/log type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=102400k) tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k) udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=20480k) tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=1777)
# DEFAULT BASE FSTAB, UNCONFIGURED proc /proc proc noauto 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 auto noauto,users,exec 0 0 # Added by KNOPPIX /dev/sr0 /media/sr0 auto ro,noauto,users,exec 0 0
- 01-16-2010 #2
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- Oct 2009
assuming Knoppix created a directory /media/sda1. You will need to be root in a terminal tryCode:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/sda1Code:
- 01-16-2010 #3
If you want write access in NTFS Partition(s) then use ntfs-3g instead of ntfs.
mkdir /media/sda1 mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 -o defaults,umask=0
- 01-16-2010 #4
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- Jan 2010
Hey guys, thanks for the super fast responses! I did both suggestions, and used the Root Terminal, this is the end product:
oot@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# mkdir /media/sda1 mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/sda1': File exists root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 -o defaults,umask=0 Usage: mount -V : print version mount -h : print this help mount : list mounted filesystems mount -l : idem, including volume labels So far the informational part. Next the mounting. The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'. Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted. mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab mount device : mount device at the known place mount directory : mount known device here mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device. One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere: mount --bind olddir newdir or move a subtree: mount --move olddir newdir One can change the type of mount containing the directory dir: mount --make-shared dir mount --make-slave dir mount --make-private dir mount --make-unbindable dir One can change the type of all the mounts in a mount subtree containing the directory dir: mount --make-rshared dir mount --make-rslave dir mount --make-rprivate dir mount --make-runbindable dir A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom, or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid . Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd]. For many more details, say man 8 mount . root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix#
My main goal I guess is just to get where I can edit the boot.ini and remove the safe mode manually, if that helps at all.. really appreciate this btw!
Last edited by Nomad33404; 01-16-2010 at 06:51 PM. Reason: new info
- 01-17-2010 #5
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- Jan 2010
Ended up resolving this issue. My drives weren't being detected due to the encryption put on them from McAfee Endpoint Encryption (aka SafeBoot). The encryption was also what was preventing me from resetting the WinXP passwords.
For anyone who comes across this issue in the future, here is what I did (I had the SafeBoot user password, but no disks to uninstall):
Download WinTech (google for the ISO and use a program such as imageburn to make a bootable copy)
You will need to Authorize and Authenticate it, so you will need the SafeBoot user login PLUS the 4 digit daily code from McAfee (McAfee wouldn't give one up, so I googled for an old code and changed my computers date in WinTech to the date of the old code, it actually worked lol)
Set the disk algorithm and go to Remove Safeboot.. about an hour later, I rebooted and could see my drives sitting pretty in Knoppix.
I changed the boot.ini, deleted the /safeboot minimal and Viola! Everything was back to normal lol. Anyhow, it was an odd situation I found myself in, but at least this info is here for the future lol.
- 01-17-2010 #6root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 -o defaults,umask=0
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 -o defaults,umask=0