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Hi I am in a sticky situation, I have always run windows and just installed mandrake 10 and now I cant get to my other hard drive no matter what ...
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    How do I get to hdb?


    Hi I am in a sticky situation, I have always run windows and just installed mandrake 10 and now I cant get to my other hard drive no matter what I do
    and REALLY need to get to it. how do get the files that are on it?
    it used to be xp but when i moved it to another computer it locked, but i used it for storage with a Win98(<-----AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!) and it worked fine.

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    Is it detected in the hardware section? If so this worked for me

    First you got to make a mnt point, I think it's

    mkdir /mnt/mntName (replace mntName with the name you want)

    mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/mntName

    there is also a way for permissions, I think it's

    mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/mntName -o iocharset=utf8,umask=000

    And finally theres a way to mount Permanently, I think if you add this code to the end of /etc/fstab

    /dev/hdb1 /mnt/mntName auto defaults 0 0


    Where hdb1 is you got to replace it with correct location.
    Where vfat is you might need to replace it with ntfs. depending on how you formated the drive.

    Any way I hope that works for you, if not I'm sure someone else will help.

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