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Author Topic: mounting your Windows OS in VL  (Read 1583 times)

icedtea

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mounting your Windows OS in VL
« on: November 26, 2008, 04:01:36 pm »

hi. just wanted to ask, when we install VL (or any flavors i suppose) IF we have another OS like windows, our distro ask us IF we want to mount the other OS. . .

now in my case, i have reinstalled my windows.. (VL already existing) so of course the mounted windows (before) was already gone. my question is, Can i still mount my winOS to be able to access it when im using VL?

** i think using mount /dev/hda (windows HD) to /mnt/(location in VL) will occupy my VL's physical disk? **

/dev/hdc12 -- is the partition of VL -- I have 2 HD. hda for win and hdc for VL
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newt

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Re: mounting your Windows OS in VL
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 04:50:31 pm »

Yes, you can still mount your winos to access it using VL.

You actually mount the partition (hda#) rather than the drive (hda).  If your previous windows installation was located on hda1 and your re-installation of windows went to hda1 then you shouldn't need to adjust anything; the partition should be mounted.

You can view your partitioning table using 'fdisk -l /dev/hda' (changing the device to fit your needs).

Hope this helps, and answers your questions.
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wcs

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Re: mounting your Windows OS in VL
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2008, 09:53:21 pm »

Perhaps using vasmCC > Filesystem > Mount partitions would do it.
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icedtea

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Re: mounting your Windows OS in VL
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 12:51:27 pm »

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[root@vector~]# fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        2550    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            2551        4997    19655527+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5            2551        4997    19655496    7  HPFS/NTFS





i have managed to mount my windows partition D:

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[root@vector~]# mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/winbak/
[root@vector~]# cd /mnt/winbak/
[root@vector/mnt/winbak]# ls
DOWNLOADS/  MSOCache/  System\ Volume\ Information/  gymFILES/  tidbits/
MMA/        RECYCLER/  Xcess/                        pix/       utilities/
[root@vector/mnt/winbak]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdc12             14G  3.6G   11G  26% /
none                  506M     0  506M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda5              19G  2.2G   17G  12% /mnt/winbak





thanks
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