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hi, probably a stupid question but i cant figure it out (yes im a linux newbie ) i want to look into the windows partition (when u have linux and ...
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    how to view windows partition


    hi, probably a stupid question but i cant figure it out
    (yes im a linux newbie ) i want to look into the
    windows partition (when u have linux and windows in
    staled on the same harddisck) and play my files.
    what is the command for this ? or link ?
    if i understand corectly u have to mount fat1 but
    i cant get it straight
    thanx

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    you just need to have ntfs support compiled into the kernel, then mount /dev/hda2 (or the partioin where windows is placed.)
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    Do i need to unmount it before i shut down the linux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by winc87
    Do i need to unmount it before i shut down the linux?
    No...when you call shutdown, all your filesystems are unmounted then remounted read only. As long as you don't do a hard-reset (pressing the power/reset button while the machine is on) you'll be fine.
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    See:
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    sfdisk -l /dev/hda
    to check the partitions of your harddisk, and filter out those to install.
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    Just go to /mnt and you will see the windows partition....it is where the windows partition resides (ex. win_c)

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    Quote Originally Posted by capatuy
    Just go to /mnt and you will see the windows partition....it is where the windows partition resides (ex. win_c)
    Not always the case, generally they are installed when you choose it to.
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    oke i got it thanx

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    What if my linux hang and i have to press the RESET button ? Any problem after that ?

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    Well, the disks might need checking and adequate program should be executed automatically. They say that in the worst case you may loose you data, but it never happened to me.
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