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jackdw
post Aug 22 2006, 05:08 PM
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My friends computer recently took a turn for the worst. It's a windows XP computer, I've tried everything I can to make it boot but it won't.
My friend uses Linux alot, I never thought much of it until now. I asked him if it was possible for Linux to read a NTFS disk. He said yes, with linux 10.1, which I borrowed off him. Ok, I installed it etc great, it works, looks good.

This is what I need to do.

Grab a few folders with very important work on from his hard drive and network it to my windows PC which has enough space for the files. My friend said it should work, I had all my window's PC shares up, created a folder, was about to copy and paste his files from '40g media' and it comes up with "Permissions denied"

How can I access this drive and save his work?

Come on, make me like linux biggrin.gif

Thanks
-Jack

EDIT: I'm a real newbie at all this linux so I'll tell you this. It's Linkux 10.1 and I use KDE 3.5 and the computer it's on has a 750mhz AMD duron, 512mb of RAM. A 18gb hard drive with a few partitions, 5gb to linux and of course the 40gb hard drive I'm trying to get files off.
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post Aug 26 2006, 03:34 AM
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Ok - You have SUSE 10.1.

KDE is the software that controls the desktop and the window-deocrations (title bar, close/minimise buttons etc.) and generally acts as the interface system on top of the software that actually sends a picture to the screen (X).

SMB (server message block) is the Windows file-sharing protocol. Samba is the open-source implementation of this protocol.

Press ctrl-alt-F1 and login as "root". (Your password wont be shown as yout type it)

Run the command "ls /dev/hd*"

That will give you a list of all the partitions on the computer. HDA is IDE primary master, HDB is IDE primary slave. HDC is secondary master and HDB is secondary slave. So - You need to know which partition you are trying to access (1 is the first partition, so hda1 is ide primary master partition 1).

Once you have worked that bit out, run "mkdir /mnt/ntfs" followed by "mount -t ntfs /dev/hdXY /mnt/ntfs" (where X and Y are the letter and number that you found for the partition). It should cause the filesystem to become "mounted" (available) at /mnt/ntfs. If not you will get an error which you can post here.

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