How To View Drives/contents Of Drives
I am very slowly finding my way around Mandriva but cannot find how to view the contents of the various drives or see what is on them (Harddrives ,cd/dvd and usb connected devices? can anyone tell me how to do this ??.
Many thanks for any help.
Badger England UK
How to view drives/ contests under Mandriva
You cannot only view drives under Linux but you can read and copy all your files on the Windows C: partition.
If you have the KDE desktop install under Mandriva
Start up Konqueror accessed by clicking at the top left of the desktop scree.
Click on the GO - Fourth menu item.
Now Click on STORAGE MEDIA.
You will see a number of drives appear. The WINDOWS drive is usually the first - far left followed by your Linux Data/Programs, followed by your LINUX Operating system partition.
CLICk on the Windows one and ALL your Windows folders will appear.
Click on My Documents, say, and all your files will be there. You can click on a word document and OpenOffice (under Linux) will open it up.
OR you can copy/paste folders or docs etc to your Linux Data partition.
There is a more complicated route, but why use it.
It really is that simple.
If you are using GNOME, choose Places from the Desktop and navigate to the Windows partition.
Btw, Windows CANNOT read a Linux partition. Bill wants us all to believe that Linux does not exist!!
Enjoy Linux and feel more free without all those viruses to worry about.