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Viewing Windows partitions :dual boot PC

By golden_hands ·
I have a PC which can boot in Win 98 and Red Hat 7.3. Both these OS are set-up in seperate partitions in the same hard disk. How can I view my Windows partitions when I am running Linux and vice versa ?

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by alveden In reply to Viewing Windows partition ...

A similar question was asked earlier, refer to this post.
http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=105783

The answer I've given there is will answer yours is the one you are looking for.

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by it In reply to Viewing Windows partition ...

I don't agree with alveden answer!...

in the posting he refers to you can read:

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Try this -
1. mkdir /mnt/win
2. mount -t msdos /dev/hda0 /mnt/win
3. ls -al /mnt/win
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even if the basic idea is right, I would mount with vfat !... if memory does not fails me, vfat will be able to read "long file names", while msdos won't! (long ago I remember some discusion because mount using -auto would mount msdos before trying for vfat)...

also I think there is a typo in /dev/hda0 ... it should be /dev/hda1

then, your solution, as stated by alveden, is to create a directory to mount windows, and mounting that partitiollways have access to the win98 filesystem, you should then include it in /etc/fstab and the line could look something like (but your millage may vary :

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat 0 2

hope it helps!

cheers!
Marcos

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by cdargent In reply to Viewing Windows partition ...

This is not an answer but something that you could also add, to view NTFS patirions (ie. NT/2k &XP) use the -t ntfs option in mount (make sure you have this compiled into your kernel or have the kernel module).
There is also a neat little win32 appcalled explore2fs (do a search on google for it) which allows Win9X/2K/Xp to view(Read Only) files on a ext2/ext3 parition (not sure if it supports ReiserFS though).
Just my two cents worth :)

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