I cant find System-Administration-Disks

Asked by Bill Raper on 2007-04-19

I have Ubuntu 6.10 installed on my second hard disk and it's working well, with WinXP on the first.

However, I wish to access a partition on the first hard disk (G drive in Win XP, which I formatted in FAT 32 so I could work with word processor and spreadsheet files using WinXP and Ubuntu.

Ubuntu help tells me to use System-Administration -Disks, but I can't find the entry "Disks" in the drop down menu which appears from System-Administration on my Desktop. System-Administration-Device Manager does list the disk but seems to say it is not mounted.

I am not courageous enough to use the second alternative involving Command Line instructions suggested by Help!

I have seen reference to System-Administration -Disks on the Install disk. Do I need to use that?

Many thanks in advance

Bill Raper

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

Here are instructions how to access files on your windows partitions within ubuntu:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions

I hope this helps.

Bill Raper (wildern) said : #2

Thanks, but as I said, I am not courageous enough to try Linux Command line
work as yet.

As I said, there appears to be an easy way via System-Administration-Disks
which I would be competent to use, but I can't find it!

Bill Raper

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Thanks for your question.

Here are instructions how to access files on your windows partitions within
ubuntu:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions

I hope this helps.

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The "disks" tool was removed, so it's no longer an option I am afraid. The page:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions

Isn't too hard to follow (of course an expert would say that). But if you have any questions about the steps there and would like some guidance, please let us know.

Bill Raper (wildern) said : #4

Many thanks - I will try to pluck up enough courage soon!

It is good to know that the absent link was not elsewhere or missing by error on my installation

Thank you again

Bill Raper