Linux to Windows
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.
in knoppix open up a terminal (knoppix, service, knoppix terminal) <--I believe
there shouldn't be a password so just push enter (this is to go in as super user).
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
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:
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
really nice explanation ....