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    after going over the forums for awhile, i decided to make a new post.

    Im trying to mount my windows partition from my backtrack usb, i have not found exactly what im looking for on the forum. when doing a fdisk -i command in the terminal it only shows the usb backtrack is running off of. Making new mount points and trying to mount for example /dev/hda1 it says it doesnt exist, any tips or push in the right direction would be helpful,

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    List your OS detected partitions using the following, then start checking them till you find the right one.
    Code:
    cat /proc/partitions
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    List your OS detected partitions using the following, then start checking them till you find the right one.
    Code:
    cat /proc/partitions
    thanks for the quick reply, after doing that its showing that sda1 is the largest in numbers of blocks, sda1 is my thumb drive. the only reason i need to access my other partition is for pureh@tes word list if you or anyone has a better suggestion id be fine with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonowantbiddy View Post
    thanks for the quick reply, after doing that its showing that sda1 is the largest in numbers of blocks, sda1 is my thumb drive. the only reason i need to access my other partition is for pureh@tes word list if you or anyone has a better suggestion id be fine with that
    Your partition may not be getting recognised. What about the following, what does it show? It should be showing disk devices and partitions, do you see any disk devices without associated partitions?
    Code:
    ls /dev/?d*
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    Your partition may not be getting recognised. What about the following, what does it show? It should be showing disk devices and partitions, do you see any disk devices without associated partitions?
    Code:
    ls /dev/?d*
    ls /dev/?d* shows this result

    /dev/fd@ /dev/md0@ /dev/sda /dev/sda1

    /dev/md:
    0

    /dev/rd:
    0 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonowantbiddy View Post
    ls /dev/?d* shows this result

    /dev/fd@ /dev/md0@ /dev/sda /dev/sda1

    /dev/md:
    0

    /dev/rd:
    0 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    Odd. Have a look through the dmesg output to see if it mentions any errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonowantbiddy View Post
    thanks for the quick reply, after doing that its showing that sda1 is the largest in numbers of blocks, sda1 is my thumb drive. the only reason i need to access my other partition is for pureh@tes word list if you or anyone has a better suggestion id be fine with that
    Don't lose focus or you will never get anywhere with BT.
    Not to discourage you or your efforts in anyway but this is a classic example of why we urge so many people to learn the basics, first.
    Figure out why and how to get the partition mounted and accessible before you move on. The word list isn't going anywhere.
    Follow lupin's advice. Also have a look at the following sites for more info.
    Accessing Windows Files from Linux - www.reallylinux.com *****
    Howto mount windows partition onto ubuntu Linux
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    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Figure out what your Windows partition is called, e.g. something like /dev/sda77.

    Then you do the following:

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    sudo mkdir /mnt/MyWindowsDrive
    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda77 /mnt/MyWindowsDrive
    If you don't specify -t ntfs-3g then I think the default is to mount it as read-only.
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