how can i access files outside the linuxmint folder ?

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how can i access files outside the linuxmint folder ?

Postby otrotipomas on Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:58 am

hi guys, Im just anotherguy trying out linuxmint. My question is really similar to other thread, but since there is no answer yet, I might as well post this here.

The big question is:

is there a way to access the files on the same partition as linux mint ?

In my case, in windows 7 I got 2 partitions in the same hardrive. Let's call them C and D.

I got windows in C and linux mint on D. From windows i can acces both C and D. But from linux I can only see C and the files inside mint.

But, is there a way so access the other files on D (outside mint folder)?

or maybe, is C both partitions ? In that case, what's the name of the folder with D files ?

It would it be easier If I install mint in C ? in that case, would I have access to D files ?

Another question: The fans of my laptop have been on for a while. I got a nvidia graphic card with optimus tech.
Is this a sign of a problem with my graphic card ? Or im being a little too paranoid ?

has linux mint already sorted out that problem ? Or i got to install something like bumblebee ?

mmm, i guess my question is : how can i know if there's a problem or not ?

Thank you ! !
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Re: how can i access files outside the linuxmint folder ?

Postby oobetimer on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:11 am

Basically this way:

Open terminal and run command sudo blkid, which tells the media. The C-drive is /dev/sda2 (probably in win 7) and /dev/sda1 is a hidden boot partition. When you have figured out what is a D partition (eg. sda3), you can make a mount point to /etc/fstab file and make a folder to that point.

An example:
sudo blkid
sudo mkdir /mnt/D
gksudo pluma /etc/fstab


...add this line and save and quit
/dev/sda3 /mnt/D ntfs-3g user,auto,utf8,umask=000 0 0

sudo mount -a
Now the drive D should be seen on the mount point /mnt/D
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Re: how can i access files outside the linuxmint folder ?

Postby altair4 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:54 am

In my case, in windows 7 I got 2 partitions in the same hardrive. Let's call them C and D.
I got windows in C and linux mint on D. From windows i can acces both C and D. But from linux I can only see C and the files inside mint.
But, is there a way so access the other files on D (outside mint folder)?

The partition you installed Mint into ( Drive D ) is already mounted at:
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/host

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide/
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Re: how can i access files outside the linuxmint folder ?

Postby oobetimer on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:56 pm

altair4 wrote:
In my case, in windows 7 I got 2 partitions in the same hardrive. Let's call them C and D.
I got windows in C and linux mint on D. From windows i can acces both C and D. But from linux I can only see C and the files inside mint.
But, is there a way so access the other files on D (outside mint folder)?

The partition you installed Mint into ( Drive D ) is already mounted at:
Code: Select all
/host

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide/


D and E seems to be located on /media on my mint4win installation. C is under /host

My /etc/fstab

wubi@mint4win ~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/host/linuxmint/disks/root.disk / ext4 loop,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/host/linuxmint/disks/swap.disk none swap loop,sw 0 0
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Re: how can i access files outside the linuxmint folder ?

Postby altair4 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:14 pm

oobetimer wrote:D and E seems to be located on /media on my mint4win installation. C is under /host

Because that's where you installed Mint.
otrotipomas wrote:In my case, in windows 7 I got 2 partitions in the same hardrive. Let's call them C and D.
I got windows in C and linux mint on D. From windows i can acces both C and D. But from linux I can only see C and the files inside mint.
But, is there a way so access the other files on D (outside mint folder)?

I interpreted that to mean the mint4win installer set Mint in D and is therefore the /host directory.
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