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    Default Where is Windows?

    Hi,

    I have seen this video tutorial of how to read out an XP password..
    htt p://blip. tv/file/2239210/ (look for spaces)

    I use the backtrack pre 4 release per USB on my netbook (windows xp on harddrive)

    the big problem is now, that i dont know where to find windows or the harddrive in general :/ all i can find is the usb stick with backtrack and some other things like photos on it...

    thanks for help!

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    Open up a terminal and type "mount". This will give you a list of the mounted partitions. Your MSWindows partition should be in that list, it will have been mounted somewhere beneath the "/mnt" folder.
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    You should learn how to mount and manage your drives and partitions but there's also
    Konqueror > Storage Media > then hit F5
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    the 'Konqueror > Storage Media > then hit F5 ' way worked... but before i had to reboot a second time, because it said windows is still in use (???) well i just logged out to the backtrack textmode, typed startx again and it worked..

    i tried the way with 'mount' before.. i didnt find anything.. finally found it under /media/disk/windows

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    Mount only tells you about mounted filesystems, and sometimes it misses ones mounted using the GUI.

    A more reliable way to determine the device names of hard drives and their associated partitions in your system is to use either of the following

    Code:
    cat /proc/partitions
    or

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    Then one you know the device names you can mount the associated filesystems using the mount command so you can access them.

    And I agree with #mfBaranian#, learning how to manage drives and partitions is a good idea if you want to be proficient at analysing Windows systems using a Backtrack Live CD.
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