Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

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Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

Postby Old Marcus on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:15 pm

I've just installed Mint Xfce on my dad's comp without a hitch, except that when I try to get into the Windows 98 (yes, it's old) install, it goes into the C prompt and gives me a message saying HIMEM.SYS is missing, and I should check that it is in my windows directory. I can't access Windows though, and I want to check that all the important stuff is still there, even though I installed mint on the second harddrive, and didn't touch the first. Any ideas?

Also, how do I access the Windows partitions in Mint Xfce? In GNOME it's simple enough, but I've not seen anywhere I can does this in Xfce yet.
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Re: Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

Postby hpetoregistersoon on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:29 pm

to see windows partition=>

from panel click places=>File system then go to media see if you can see the partition. (i.e. /media)

if it's not mounted right click anywhere in thunar and select open as root. Then from panel go to system=+partition editor that should mount it
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Re: Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

Postby Old Marcus on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:48 pm

No luck. But I know that the partitions still exist, I just can't get at them. :(
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Re: Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

Postby hopetoregistersoon on Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:05 pm

when you open thunar as root and then run partition editor do you see the partition?
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Re: Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

Postby Old Marcus on Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:40 am

I see the partition, but I can't mount it.
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Re: Installed Mint Xfce flawlessly, now cannot get into Windows

Postby Old Marcus on Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:28 pm

No problem now, managed to mount the partitions by editing fstab, but thanks for your help. :) My dad will have to access the windows partitions through Linux now, at least until I manage to fix it not detecting himem.sys. Which could be a while, depending on how pro Linux I feel at the time. :P
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