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By nickcharrington ·
I've recently had a server failure on my HP Netserver Pro. It turned out to be a fault with the on-board graphics which I switched off and put in a graphics card.
The problem was that I then couldn't boot Windows 2K AS and couldn't install it either. It stoppped every time when it got to "checking hardware" at the start of the install.
So, getting really fed up with the hassle of waiting for it to boot after every change I made, I decided to try Linux, I chose Mandrake and it installed with no problems at all!
I now have a functioning server but still can't get access to the first partition which is where the MS based files (Docs etc) are being held.
Can anyone help me (totally new to Linux) access the files either from the server (Linux is on the second partition and I can't see it anywhere in Linux) or from my PC or other server?
I liked the way Linux installed where MS just stood there looking thick!

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by djent In reply to Linux/Windows

You must have an NTFS partition. There is a Linux util to read NTFS files (read only), goto http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php and post a message for info.

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Yep got that.

by nickcharrington In reply to

Thanks for the info, I do have all the data on an NTFS partition so will try your recommendation.
No Doubt I'll be back!

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by djent In reply to Yep got that.

Another option is to create a FAT32 partition, copy data to it and it will be accessable from both OS.

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Nope, won't work

by nickcharrington In reply to

I see the logic but I can't access Win2KAS on the server, so the only way I can get the files is to share them from Linux on the network.

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by djent In reply to Linux/Windows

After reviewing your original post, I think your goal is to access your W2K files. I would connect the drive to a working NT or better machine which should allow you to access any thing on that drive for copy, backup or tranfer.

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