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    Default HDD install not able to see my XP Partition

    Hello,
    I am a newb, I tried searching the forums and google. I am hoping someone can help. I had a machine with an existing recovery partition (sda1) an XP NTFS partition (sda2) and I created an sda3 as swap and a sda4 with reiserfs as my install partition with a Partmagic bootable USB. I followed the great write ups on creating an HDD install. I am booting into both OSs just fine.

    My question is this: when I was running off of my Thumbdrive I could see my sda1/sda2 under /mnt or /dev. What do I need to do to see those now that I have the hdd install? Again, I am a noob, would be happy to search forums or google if somone can lend a clue where to look. THANKS in advance!

    BTW, this is on the Acer Aspire One with the 120GB HDD and it is zippy as heck!!

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    try reading mount HOWTO.. an older howto maybe available at tldp.org

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    Default fdisk for information

    Derive information about your system using :

    fdisk /dev/hda

    or

    fdisk /dev/sda

    use 'p' to print to screen the information you need then 'q' to quit
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    Check /etc/fstab.
    There should be sth. similar like:
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs-3g auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec,locale= 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 ntfs-3g auto,noatime,users,suid,dev,exec,locale= 0 0 # AutoUpdate
    Maybe you should still create the mountpoints.
    Just type:

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/sda1
    mkdir /mnt/sda2
    Now reboot or mount by hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfoot View Post
    Derive information about your system using :

    fdisk /dev/hda

    or

    fdisk /dev/sda

    use 'p' to print to screen the information you need then 'q' to quit
    you could use fdisk -l /dev/{s,h}da

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