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> >Is there a why to access/setup the other partitions? > Sorry for the "why"...should have been removed. >Wrapped the CDs in a ribbon and sent them back to M$ :-) Unfortunately, M$ in one view has a versatility that none of all Linux can match...languages. This forces many to continue using it. Using Chinese and Japanese in addition to two European languages on the same system is a pain in the aXX with Linux. Well, the last build I used (7,x) had disk management features, adding and removing partitions was possible. With the current I can finding nothing that ...

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    >
    >Is there a why to access/setup the other partitions?
    >
    Sorry for the "why"...should have been removed.
    >Wrapped the CDs in a ribbon and sent them back to M$ :-)
    Unfortunately, M$ in one view has a versatility that none of all Linux
    can match...languages. This forces many to continue using it. Using
    Chinese and Japanese in addition to two European languages
    on the same system is a pain in the aXX with Linux.


    Well, the last build I used (7,x) had disk management features, adding
    and removing partitions was possible. With the current I can finding
    nothing that allows to add or view/access partitions...I wonder where
    it has gone? I did a custom install and I still cannot see anything
    else. Any special settings to activate maybe?
    ppblue@despammed.com Guest

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    [email]ppbluedespammed.com[/email] wrote:
    > I installed RH8 with automatic partitioning on a multi-boot system,
    > but cannot access the Windows partitions.
    Normally, you can find all your partitions by doing

    ls -l /

    or, better,

    df

    For example:

    valinux:jdbeyer[/var/log]$ df
    Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 5365176 2101636 2991004 42% /
    /dev/sda1 49558 19637 27362 42% /boot
    /dev/sda3 2015824 169904 1825440 9% /data1
    /dev/sdb2 2015824 170008 1825336 9% /data2
    /dev/sdb1 5780400 1145324 4341448 21% /home
    /dev/sda5 1007880 563728 392956 59% /opt
    none 256828 0 256828 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda6 190387 4359 176199 3% /tmp
    /dev/sda7 192352 94314 88106 52% /var
    touchl:/etc 2340256 1215928 1005448 55% /mnt/touchl/etc
    touchl:/home 497832 23424 448704 5% /mnt/touchl/home
    //TOUCHL/w95 1584320 1096096 488224 70% /mnt/touchl/w95

    This is on a machine that has no Windows partition, but the touchl
    machine on my LAN does have a Windows partition. So not only can the
    touchl machine see it, so can this machine.

    On the touchl machine, it would look like this:

    touchl:jdbeyer[~]$ df
    Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hdb2 2340256 1215928 1005448 55% /
    /dev/hdb1 46636 9639 34589 22% /boot
    /dev/hdb6 497829 23424 448703 5% /home
    /dev/hdb5 497829 90297 381830 20% /opt
    none 127984 0 127984 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hdb8 248895 4142 231903 2% /tmp
    /dev/hdb7 287785 41273 231654 16% /var
    /dev/hda1 1584320 1096096 488224 70% /w95

    For that to work, the touchl machine has an /etc/fstab like this:

    touchl:jdbeyer[~]$ cat /etc/fstab
    LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults,usrquota 1 1
    LABEL=/boot /boot ext2 defaults,usrquota 1 2
    none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults,usrquota 1 2
    LABEL=/opt /opt ext3 defaults,usrquota 1 2
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext3 defaults, 1 2
    LABEL=/var /var ext3 defaults,usrquota 1 2
    /dev/hda1 /w95 vfat defaults,umask=002,uid=500,gid=500 0 0
    /dev/hdb3 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0

    Now you may not need as many partitions as I use, but you should
    certainly have one for the Windows one. Have you? Since my touchl
    machine runs Windows 95, that is a vfat file system. If you run a more
    up-to-date version of Windows, you may need to mount it as whatever it
    really is, and may even need new drivers if it is really running NT.
    > With this setup type I
    > cannot find a file or partition manager.
    Do you mean /sbin/fdisk (partition manager)?
    > Only the Linux partition and
    > CDROM seems to be accessible. I also cannot use 'linuxconf"...
    *You do not want to use linuxconf*. I thought its use was ended by Red
    Hat sometime on or before they issued R.H.L. 7.3. It was a can of worms
    that caused nothing but trouble. I do not think other distros used
    linuxconf, but having never used other distros, I am not an expert at that.
    >
    > Is there a why to access/setup the other partitions?
    Sure: use fdisk.
    >
    > TIA, peter


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    [email]ppbluedespammed.com[/email] wrote:
    > I installed RH8 with automatic partitioning on a multi-boot system,
    > but cannot access the Windows partitions. With this setup type I
    > cannot find a file or partition manager. Only the Linux partition and
    > CDROM seems to be accessible. I also cannot use 'linuxconf"...
    >
    > Is there a why to access/setup the other partitions?
    >
    > TIA, peter
    RedHat 8 threw linuxconf away, which was appropriate. Look at the varous
    redhat-config-* tools now available instead.

    You can also use "fdisk" to to examine the state of your disk. You may
    have n away the Windows partitions....

    Nico Kadel-Garcia Guest

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    [email]ppbluedespammed.com[/email] wrote:
    >
    > Well, the last build I used (7,x) had disk management features, adding
    > and removing partitions was possible. With the current I can finding
    > nothing that allows to add or view/access partitions...I wonder where
    > it has gone? I did a custom install and I still cannot see anything
    > else. Any special settings to activate maybe?
    # fdisk -l /dev/hda

    Does that show any partitions other than the Linux partitions?

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    Peter T. Breuer wrote:

    [snip drivel]

    *plonk*

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    Timo Voipio <tvoipio+newsharvestiki.fi> wrote:
    > Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    > [snip drivel]
    [snip nitwittery]

    *plonk*

    Peter
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    Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    >
    >
    > Timo Voipio <tvoipio+newsharvestiki.fi> wrote:
    >> Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    >
    >> [snip drivel]
    >
    > [snip nitwittery]
    >
    > *plonk*
    >
    > Peter
    *plonk*
    Baho Utot Guest

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    Baho Utot <baho-utotphilippines-island.org> wrote:
    > Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    >>
    >> Timo Voipio <tvoipio+newsharvestiki.fi> wrote:
    >>> Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    >>
    >>> [snip drivel]
    >>
    >> [snip nitwittery]
    >>
    >> *plonk*
    >>
    >> Peter
    > *plonk*
    *plink*

    Ahhhh ... better.

    Peter
    Peter T. Breuer Guest

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    >*You do not want to use linuxconf*. I thought its use was ended by Red
    >Hat sometime on or before they issued R.H.L. 7.3. It was a can of worms
    >that caused nothing but trouble. I do not think other distros used
    >linuxconf, but having never used other distros, I am not an expert at that.
    >
    >RedHat 8 threw linuxconf away, which was appropriate. Look at the varous
    >redhat-config-* tools now available instead.
    >
    >You can also use "fdisk" to to examine the state of your disk. You may
    >have n away the Windows partitions....
    >
    Thanks for answering.
    Well, I need to access files on the Windows partitions and linuxconf
    was a convenient way to set them up. I would expect to use MC or
    something similar for that.
    If I cannot access the files in the Windows partitions anymore I can
    as well go back to Windows and forget about Linux. Currently, my
    Linux8 setup is no better (Windows accesses only Windows files; is RH
    going the same way as MS excluding other file systems?)

    Yes, the partitions can be displayed with the command line (fdisk),
    but this is not of much help. I need more versatility. I need to
    handle four languages including Chinese and Japanese and that is just
    not possible on RH. Therefore, I need to transfer files from and to
    Win partitions because of this, in a way that I can read the content
    in an effiecient manner.

    Peter


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    [email]ppbluedespammed.com[/email] wrote:
    > Well, I need to access files on the Windows partitions and linuxconf
    Compile and load the ntfs driver.
    > was a convenient way to set them up. I would expect to use MC or
    > something similar for that.
    Then do. Automount should mount the partition as soon as you try and
    access it. Or you can mount it at boot.
    > If I cannot access the files in the Windows partitions anymore I can
    If. But you can.
    > Linux8 setup is no better (Windows accesses only Windows files; is RH
    > going the same way as MS excluding other file systems?)
    RH doesn't supply the ntfs driver in case in infringe their
    intellectual property rights, the driver having been reverse
    engineered (which is perfectly legal, indeed a /right/, throughout
    most of the civilized world).
    > Yes, the partitions can be displayed with the command line (fdisk),
    Eh?
    > but this is not of much help. I need more versatility. I need to
    > handle four languages including Chinese and Japanese and that is just
    > not possible on RH. Therefore, I need to transfer files from and to
    > Win partitions because of this, in a way that I can read the content
    > in an effiecient manner.
    I don't understand what you are wailing about. Lack of write support on
    ntfs? Something else? What?

    Peter
    Peter T. Breuer Guest

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