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how to access the windows "C:" drive with the live version ?

asked 2013-02-23 08:19:09 -0500

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updated 2013-02-23 10:13:42 -0500

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I am using the live version of Fedora, and I can not access any files or programs on the Windows hard drive. How can i do that?

Also, is there a way to use the windows command prompt while running the live version?

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answered 2013-02-23 17:47:29 -0500

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updated 2013-02-25 00:45:51 -0500

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The Windows disk uses NTFS for its file system. Linux requires specific drivers to read NTFS data, and Fedora has had built-in support for NTFS for quite a while. The NTFS drivers can be downloaded (even on the live version) if you are using an old version of Fedora:

sudo yum install ntfs-3g
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The windows partitions may not be auto-mounted, in which case please google to learn how to use the 'mount' command (or alternatively read the man page if you're comfortable with it). You cannot get a windows command prompt, you can use a linux terminal. Look for a terminal emulator in the program list.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-02-25 07:56:46 -0500 )edit

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