View Full Version : how to access my files in other partition?

8th November 2004, 11:39 AM
i have both ween xp and fc2 installed in a hard disk, if i want to access some files using fc2 in ween xp what step should i begin in order to access the desired file?

8th November 2004, 11:49 AM
Is it on FAT32 or NTFS?
If it is NTFS it is hard, but not impossible and I don't know how, but you have to recompile your kernel or add modules. There is somewhere a tutorial.
If it is Fat32
then do as root:

mkdir /mnt/win
mount -t vfat /dev/hdaX /mnt/win

you have to change X to the partition number. see fdisk -l .
And now it is mounted under /mnt/win. For better mounting search here on the forum.

8th November 2004, 01:57 PM
ilja, there is a kernel module for this, located here:


Just: rpm -ivh kernel-module.rpm
and then: mount -t ntfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt/NTFS

Replacing /dev/hdc1 and /mnt/NTFS with your hard disk partition and mount point.

9th November 2004, 03:36 AM
thanks ilja and biopsy, my ween xp is in fat 32,
so i'll follow the instruction as for your kind support,
but i'll also keep the ntfs instructions aswell for future references.
btw, can you guys help me with another issue? its about my usb flash drive.
when i plug it in, the [computer] icon on gnome desktop show the icon of [flash],
when i access it, it shows a error message that says:

/dev/sda1: Input/Output error
mount: /dev/sda1: can't read superblock

my usbflash now is in fat 32. i've also tried out the instruction that imdeemvp has posted to me but it still won't mount. what is the problem really?