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Seeing WIN 98 patrition from LINUX

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Amod Phadke
Occasional Advisor

Seeing WIN 98 patrition from LINUX

Hi, I am using Red Hat 7.1 with duel boot along with Win98. Both oerating systems are on different disk partitions. I have many MP3 files on my Win98 partition which I want to access from LINUX. Can I do so ? If yes how ?

Thanks in advance.
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: Seeing WIN 98 patrition from LINUX

Do you know how to mount a filesystem?

mkdir /mnt/win98
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/wni98

That should be sufficient for a once off.

Now, that's assuming that the 3rd partition on your primary HDD is the Windows partition. To confirm which partition it is, issue:

fdisk -l /dev/hda

Which ever has the FAT partition is going to be your Windows partition. Substitute the apprpriate value.

If you want it to be mounted every time you boot into Linux, you'll need to create an entry into /etc/fstab. If you read the existing entries (and 'man 8 mount') you should be able to figure out the correct format for the entries in that file.

If you need more help, you know where we are.
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Amod Phadke
Occasional Advisor

Re: Seeing WIN 98 patrition from LINUX

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for your solution. It worked perfectly.

Now just a step further can I mount only the directory which contains MP3 files instead of the whole partition ?

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Mark Fenton
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Seeing WIN 98 patrition from LINUX


not directly. One can really only mount file systems (the partition where the directory lives) not individual directories (unless they are themselves separate file systems.)