What happened to my other drives in redhat 8

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by sjrw, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. sjrw

    sjrw Guest

    HELP (again)
    After installing redhat 8 I seem to have lost my windows c, d, e, f, and l drives.
    I know they are there, because when i boot to winxp i get them back.
    I tried mandrake 9 and they miraculously reappeared, but i want to try and stick with redhat.
    HOW DO I GET MY DRIVES BACK?
    as i have stuff on them that is useful.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Do you mean that you can't see the drives from within RedHat?
    You'll need to mount them before you can browse them...
     
  3. sjrw

    sjrw Guest

    give me a clue...
    where do i find them so i can mount them.
    in /mnt there are four things..
    floppy, zip, cdrom0, cdrom1

    i need english rather than linux-speak
     
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    ROFL

    if you know what the partition is called, then you can do:

    # mount <drive> <directory>

    If you want to lets say mount a HD with files on it called myshiz ( Note it will probably look like: /dev/ad0s1a ) and you want to mount it to /myshiz. You would do:

    # cd /
    # mkdir myshiz
    # mount myshiz /myshiz

    You have to create the dir, so it has a mount point, or it will break the news to you that its not a valid mount point. Enjoy.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    wouldnt it be

    # cd /mnt
    # mkdir Win-C
    # mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/Win-C
    or
    # mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/Win-C
    # cd /mnt/Win-C
    # ls
    <files here> :)
    note : i prefer things in /mnt/...personal preference, the folder can be creader anywhere you wish


    If you really want it in plain english just type "man mount" from the command line, this will bring up the man pages for the mount command.
     
  6. X-Istence

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    Oops, forgot that you hd to do the -t shiz. FreeBSD attempts to find out what it is itself, and then mount it, so its not much trouble.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    yeah, RH aint no BSD ;)
    I think i'll always remember it, as it's one of the first things a friend showed me how to do when he eventually persuaded me to to try linux
     
  8. X-Istence

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    Cool.