Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

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Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby Aobo on Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:33 pm

Hey everyone, first time linux anything user here and I've got a question about accessing the original data on a mint4win install.

I installed mint4win earlier today onto the C:\ drive (the only one that isn't external), it's an 80GB drive and has almost that much data on it, however, I can't access any of it from within mint4win, previously when I was using mint from the live cd, the drive appeared fine, could access everything on it that I could from windows, but now I'm using mint through mint4win, I can't access anything on the drive besides the mint data, I can still access it through windows so it's still there, any help on this would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Re: Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:14 am

This mint4win experience is new for us too
Can you see the partition at all - there is a slight difference between not seeing the partition and not being able to view individual files
Open Synaptic (Package manager in the menu) and paste ntfs-3g in the search field
If it's not installed that's the explanation
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Re: Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby Aobo on Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:06 pm

I can't see the partition at all in the "Computer" window, only filesystem, CD-RW/DVD+RW Drive and my external hard drive whenever I plug it in.

Also worth mentioning is that my external HD uses ntfs and I can access everything on there fine. I did check in the package manager and ntfs-3g was installed, I installed a couple of other ntfs things just to make sure and restarted but it had no effect.

As I said before the rest of the C drive doesn't appear in "Computer" BUT it does seem to appear correctly in the partition editor like so:
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I'm not sure if that makes any difference. Hoping I can fix this soon so I don't have to keep switching to windows to get files I need :D
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Re: Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:41 pm

When mint4win installs it mounts the partition it's on as /hosts
So open nautilus and click filesystems and then click on hosts.
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Re: Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby Aobo on Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:49 pm

haha *smacks self* that was it, thanks very much for the help :)
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Re: Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby Husse on Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:12 am

I have to say thanks too - merlwiz79 is the one for mint4win
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Re: Accessing original windows drive on mint4win?

Postby PatrikuS on Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:21 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:When mint4win installs it mounts the partition it's on as /hosts
So open nautilus and click filesystems and then click on hosts.

Yes it is, but it isn't contain files and folders with russian words in their names. How can I fix it?
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