Hadware-browser as root in linux to find the[/ref] disk[ref] > information and use "mount ***" to mount ur winxp disk,then you may find[/ref] the[ref] > lost files under winxp.Good luck.[/ref] Unfortunately, most Linux kernels do not include ntfs-read capability by default, and *VERY FEW* include ntfs-write because you can really muck up such a partition that way. (M$ keeps changing the NTFS spec, without warning and without notice, probably to prevent easy access to it. But NTFS also has its own file and group ownerships which are not easily represented in the Linux/UNIX file-system structure, which is another problem.) There are plenty of driver kernel modules available to do so, and you can also re-compile your kernel to enable these options. But I suspect that Ely wants to be able to *boot* to his XP partition. Ely, you need to edit your lilo.conf or grub.conf (depending on if you're using grub or LILO: I recommend grub if possible). 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help me, gee i goofed while installed Redhat Linux 9.0, everything in my hard drives - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

Hello experts, Gosh, where to start? My computer had three drives, c,d e, and interestingly my boot drive for Windows xp was e, now I installed redhat linux (in c drive to my best knowledge), I'm able to access redhat linux 9.0 but lost windows xp, how can i recover my files from drives c, d, or e. By the way, has anybody som eexperience to share with me weblogic 7/8 on redhat linux 9.0. thnx help help Ely com...

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    Default help me, gee i goofed while installed Redhat Linux 9.0, everything in my hard drives

    Hello experts,

    Gosh, where to start?
    My computer had three drives, c,d e, and interestingly my boot drive
    for Windows xp was e, now I installed redhat linux (in c drive to my
    best knowledge), I'm able to access redhat linux 9.0 but lost windows
    xp, how can i recover my files from drives c, d, or e.

    By the way, has anybody som eexperience to share with me weblogic 7/8
    on redhat linux 9.0. thnx

    help help

    Ely
    com
    Emily Guest

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    Default Re: help me, gee i goofed while installed Redhat Linux 9.0, everything in my hard drives


    "hao" <com> wrote in message
    news:bps18r$2j6$yaako.com... 
    > ################################################## #####################
    > try to run Control-panel-->Hadware-browser as root in linux to find the[/ref]
    disk 
    the 

    Unfortunately, most Linux kernels do not include ntfs-read capability by
    default, and *VERY FEW* include ntfs-write because you can really muck up
    such a partition that way. (M$ keeps changing the NTFS spec, without warning
    and without notice, probably to prevent easy access to it. But NTFS also has
    its own file and group ownerships which are not easily represented in the
    Linux/UNIX file-system structure, which is another problem.)

    There are plenty of driver kernel modules available to do so, and you can
    also re-compile your kernel to enable these options. But I suspect that Ely
    wants to be able to *boot* to his XP partition. Ely, you need to edit your
    lilo.conf or grub.conf (depending on if you're using grub or LILO: I
    recommend grub if possible). Read the doentation in /usr/share/doc/grub-*
    or /usr/share/doc/lilo-* to find exactly how to edit it to allow your system
    to boot from the E: drive, which is probably "/dev/hdc" in the Linux naming
    scheme.

    You can check this by doing these commands:

    grep disk /proc/ide/*/media

    to find the disks at /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, etc. Then run

    fdisk -l /dev/hda

    or whatever disks get shown as present by the previous step, and that should
    show you which disk has the NTFS partition on it.


    Nico Guest

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    On 23 Nov 2003 18:41:35 -0800, com (Emily) wrote:
     

    .... that is broken m$ terminology. c/d/e is not the correct
    terminology. there are hard disks and there are partitions.
     
     

    ..... not 'best' knowledge, you need to BE SURE which one
     

    do you NOT have a choice to boot eXPensive from the
    grub/lilo boot manager?

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    mjt Guest

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    Emily wrote:
     
    ################################################## #####################
    try to run Control-panel-->Hadware-browser as root in linux to find the disk
    information and use "mount ***" to mount ur winxp disk,then you may find the
    lost files under winxp.Good luck.

    hao,

    hao Guest

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    On 23 Nov 2003 18:41:35 -0800,
    Emily <com> wrote: 

    Drive letters are fairly meaningless. Assuming IDE drives, the output
    of:

    fdisk -l /dev/hda

    with an indication of where C:, D:, and E: are for your windows problem.

    If you think you installed on Red Hat on C:, your windows files on C:
    are gone if you didn't back them up. Red Hat had rpms last year I think
    that you can use to get the ability to read NTFS.

    Using MS terminology you boot from the System Drive, and the system is
    on the Boot drive. C: had the files that told the machine that E: had
    windows.

    If you have been unable to boot windows at all, you're okay.

    Get out an old 98 disk, run fdisk remove the redhat partition (fdisk
    won't recognize what it is (unknown partition type most likely)), create
    a fat32 partition in it's place, format it. If fdisk refuses to remove
    the unknown partition type any other partition program will do it, but
    go back to 98's fdisk to create the partition


    Boot from your XP disk, choose recovery console (I'm guessing it's
    there, I have Windows 2000 Professional.)

    You may need to log in.

    Assuming the recovery console still thinks windows is on E:
    verify that the first partition is C: with

    map

    fixmbr
    fixboot c:
    exit

    At this point you should be back in XP. Back up anything that you need.

    Repartition your disk, Install 98 if desired, XP would be next (or
    first if not installing 98), create an extra FAT32 partition for sharing
    data between windows and and linux, and then install RH.

    DON'T play with partitions before XP on the disk, only after it!!!


    Michael C.
    --
    com http://mcsuper5.freeshell.org/
    Registered Linux User #303915 http://counter.li.org/


    Michael Guest

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