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what is the command

By Einskak ·
im using redhat9 OS.my problem is how to acces my folder in windows.i have my pc dual boot linux and windows98. please give the command how to mount it.

THANKS A LOT.

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to what is the command

1) make a dummy folder under /mnt such as
md /mnt/win98x where x stands for drive to be
mounted
2) either change the etc/fstab (you will need to refer to man pages on topic since i have
forgotten exact sequence) or refer to info
pages on mount (options...)

Sorry i'm not much help here since i use mandrake and supermount which automatically sets up the folders and hotlinks my win98/2K drive partitions.

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by soliboy In reply to what is the command

Assuming your Windows partition is hda1, you could do something like this:
cd /mnt
mkdir /win_c
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c

If you browse to /mnt/win_c you will be able to access the Windows partition. To get it to do this automatically, do as the previous answer suggested and add an entry into fstab.

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by soliboy In reply to what is the command

Assuming your Windows partition is hda1, you could do something like this:
cd /mnt
mkdir /win_c
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c

If you browse to /mnt/win_c you will be able to access the Windows partition. To get it to do this automatically, do as the previous answer suggested and add an entry into fstab.

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by lorettahallahan In reply to what is the command

The command to mount your windows partition is as follows:
Step 1. Make a mount point -
mkdir /mnt/windows
Step 2. find out which partition your windows folder is on. For example if it is on hda1 then the command is:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

Now you can read your files from that partition

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by maclain In reply to what is the command

Do the ff:
1. create a directory at which the Windows partition will be mounted by typing the ff:

mkdir /mnt/windows

2. As root, type the following at a shell prompt

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

3. To automatically mount a windows partition, you must modify the etc/fstab file.
Open the /etc/fstab in a text editor by typing(for example):

pico /etc/fstab

Then add the ff: on a new line(the dev/hda1 may vary, but for most users this is correct);

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat auto,owner,users 0 0

Last Press [ctrl]-[x] and then press [y] for yes to save the changes. Then reboot the system....

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by musasji In reply to what is the command

It all sounds great what is suggested in the previous answers and it is more or less exactly what I have always been doing.

A little extra info on finding out which partition needs to be mounted for your windows folders to become accessible under Linux:

fdisk -l /dev/hda

will show you something like


Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2584 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 408 3084448+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 409 2584 16450560 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 409 422 105808+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 423 477 415768+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 478 2584 15928888+ 83 Linux

This definitly shows you which partition you need.

just issue the command

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

if you are going to mount this partition (or filesystem) on /mnt/windows or any other directory you created previously with the mkdir command.

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