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I'm using DSL (DamnSmallLinux) and I cant access any drives on the computer. (I'm a real noob at this.) So how do I access them?...
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    I'm using DSL (DamnSmallLinux) and I cant access any drives on the computer. (I'm a real noob at this.) So how do I access them?

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    you need to mount them, for instance you want to access /dev/hda2 do
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    mount /dev/hda2 /mnt
    then you will be able to access that drive at /mnt. Change the above for different drives, and mountpoints
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    I get a "mount: only root can do that" error when I try typing that. As you can tell my linux skills are very limited.

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    Run:
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    sudo su
    before you issue the mount -command.

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    Ok it seems to have happily mounted. So is there a good file browser, I've been trying to access them from the sidebar?

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    DSL file browsers:
    - emelfm
    - mc

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    I cant find teh drives in emelfm and the directory /mnt/ gives a "You do not have read access to that directory" error. By the way how do you copy and paste (I had to, gasp, type out the contents of the error message without Ctrl+c & Ctrl+v)?

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    You could try to unmount it an mount it again with "read-write" permissions:
    Code:
    # umount /dev/hda2
    # mount -rw /dev/hda2 /mnt
    If this does not work, try changing the permissions to the directory by using chmod after you have mounted:
    Code:
    chmod 744 /mnt
    It might help if we know what filesystem you use on the drive that you want to mount.

    Normally you can copy and paste in Linux by selecting a text with the mouse (don't press any buttons) and then to paste it you press the mouse-wheel -button or the 3d mouse button.

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    Okey dokey:

    -using the unmount command gives a "bash: unmount: command not foun" (yay! i can copy and paste!). This happens both in root and out of it.

    -chmod: "chmod: /mnt: Read-only file system" But i still get the "You do not have read access on that directory" error when trying to access /mnt/ from emelfm

    -Regarding filesystems: On this computer all the hard drives (3) are formatted to NTFS but i have a FAT or FAT32 (im not sure) USB flash drive attached and an external USB hard drive formatted to FAT32. I also want to get DSL working on my older computer which has a FAT32 hard drive.

    I find it strange that it doesn't mount the drives automaticly. Why doesn't it do that?

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    The unmount command is

    umount
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