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post Oct 7 2004, 09:40 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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OK 23 views and no replies, do I need to move this to a different Forum?
I started using Mandrake yesterday and I am glad I did. Very glad.
The thing I need to do now is use a external HD that is still NTFS file system for WinXP.
Please tell me it will not need to be formated. It has tons of audio and video that I want to keep.
*Also, I have noticed that browsing the internet is slower.
Thank you
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post Oct 8 2004, 06:06 AM
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Its GNU/

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Is the drive USB or Firewire?

Assuming you do not have any other SCSI or USB devices connected the device ID of the drive should be /dev/sda1. First have a go at mounting the drive. Log in as root (via su command) and then attempt to mount the drive:

First create a directory to use as a mount point
mkdir /mnt/usb
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
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