how can i accses to memory useing by another operating system such win xp

Asked by aidin on 2006-09-07

using ntfs format( it my first time that i want to use linux and i dont know the commands )

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2006-09-07
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2008-06-15
Dean Sas (dsas) said : #1

Hi,

Do you mean you want to use Ubuntu to access files you've created in Windows XP? or you want to use Windows XP to access Ubuntu files?

neena (neena) said : #2

Go to the terminal and type the commands below:

$ cd $HOME
$ mkdir ntfs
$ cd ntfs
$ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/hdax $HOME/ntfs

replace x in /dev/hdax with the partition number ...

e.g.:
 1)hda1=C:\
 2)hda5=D:\
 3)hda6=E:\

if you installed windows first. If you're not sure just repeat the last command with a different value for x until you find the right one. (type "ls" to view the files and folders in the drive you mounted). If you mount a different ntfs drive other than the one you wanted to mount then type :

$ sudo umount -t ntfs /dev/hdax $HOME/ntfs

Once you have mounted the correct partition you can start nautilus ( the file browser ) and go to the ntfs folder in your home directory and you can access the files.

Note:
1) When you use any command as sudo , sudo may(will) ask for a password. Type the password you use to logon to your computer.

2) Do NOT type the $'s before the commands. They are just there to signify that the text after them are the commands you should type.

Best of luck!

square peg (squarepegger) said : #3

Doesn't work for me. Tried

sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/hdax $HOME/ntfs

running x from 0 to 5, with x=1 being my first try. This was in the ntfs directory as my current working directory. I got the password request and entered my password correctly.

ntfs directory is listed when I type 'ls' in my $HOME directory. When I 'cd ntfs' then try the 'sudo mount ...' stuff, I get the help dialog now, but was getting some other mumbo-jumbo before.

I want to import my MP3s into Rhythmbox and have jumped through the "Restricted Formats" hoops already, having downloaded and installed 50 something-or-others. Not to mention 162 updates after starting 8.04. Anyway, everything's grayed out when I try to import my MP3 music folder by-id into Rhythmbox, so I guessed that I had to (unsuccesfully) do what's suggested above.

It's just way too much easier to play MP3s in Windows because Thomson/Frauenhofer get paid in Windowsland.

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