The process of mounting Windows partitions in any linux is as follows.
All devices in linux are called as “/dev/xxxx”
like /dev/fd0 = floppy
/dev/usb = usb
therefore /dev/hda = Hard disk
/dev/hda = Primary Master
/dev/hdb = Primary Slave
/dev/hdc = Secondary Master
/dev/hdd = Secondary Slave
Let us consider, you have connected our hard disk as Primary Master.
You can check these thing in BIOS.
So, your hard disk is “/dev/hda”,.
Now comes partitions.
If you have windows partitions, like this. C:, D; E: F: and G:
so, the names are as follows.
/dev/hda1 = c:
/dev/hda5 = d:
/dev/hda6 = e:
/dev/hda7 = f:
/dev/hda8 = g:
so, now we need to mount these partitions in linux.
Let us consider your linux is in “/dev/hda9”.
Login as root.
check your partitions names as
create the following folders as
/windows/c, /windows/d, /windows/e, /windows/f, /windows/f
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /windows/c
run the above command and check.
if it works well, you can mount all of them automatically while booting.
The file is “/etc/fstab”. All the entries in the file are mounted automatically while booting.
The structure is as follows.
It has six columns.
device mountpoint filesystem options scandisk_options
so give as following.
/dev/hda1 /windows/c vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 /windows/d vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /windows/e vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /windows/f vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /windows/g vfat defaults 0 0
Last two zero’s are for not to scandisk them on boot.
save the file and run
this will mount all the devices in that file.
This trick works for all linux distros.
Even, now most modern distros like suse, pclinuxos, ubuntu are
mount the windows partitions automatically.
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