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    problem viewing widnows drive from linux


    hi all,
    i'm new to linux, i have it installed dual with windows, after installation i couldn't access or even see windows drive from linux, so is there any solution ?

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    Welcome to the forums Eman!
    Of course there is a solution. If you search these forums for "mount ntfs" you will find many examples. In general, you will first need to know where Windows is installed, which you can find out by typing (in terminal):
    Code:
    /sbin/fdisk -l
    (look for lines that include: " HPFS/NTFS" or "W95 FAT32").
    For example:
    Code:
    /dev/hda1               1        1966    15785248    7  HPFS/NTFS
    or
    Code:
    /dev/hda5            7160        9733    20669008+   b  W95 FAT32
    Then try to mount the partition this way:
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/windows
    mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
    if the filesystem is NTFS,
    or
    Code:
    mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/windows
    if the filesystem is FAT 32.

    You may need to install drivers to be able to mount NTFS partitions (for reading or writing). Please search the forums first. If you get stuck and don't know what to do, then
    ask and we will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eman View Post
    hi all,
    i'm new to linux, i have it installed dual with windows, after installation i couldn't access or even see windows drive from linux, so is there any solution ?
    You can also do it through the yast GUI.
    Open Yast choose >System ->Partitioner. Then select your windows partition and >Edit. You'll see a 'mount point' dropdown box - just input '/Windows' or whatever and accept.
    Pete

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