Posted: Tue 07 Apr 2009, 00:17 Post subject:
Unable to open files on Windows' drive Subject description: Can play in Gxine after unmounting, remounting in Pmount
I know there must be an easy answer to this. I have tried several Puppy distros and on all of them, i can't seem to get to the windows drives in file manager. I have mounted all the disks. I know they are hda1 and hda5 but when I manage to browse my way to them in file manager-it always says it can't open them. When I try to navigate to the media files I want in Gxine-I can't even get to the drives. The only way I've been able to play these files in Puppy is to use Pmount to unmount then mount the drives-that brings up a window with the drives and then I drag and drop a media file into Gxine. What am I doing wrong?
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Posted: Tue 07 Apr 2009, 02:35 Post subject:
Puppy does not mount your disks automatically when you turn the computer on.
If you want to, you can put a script to do so in /root/Startup
1. Unmount your disks and try running the code to mount them in a terminal, just to make sure you can do it (N.B. you can paste text into and from rxvt by pressing the middle mouse button).
The code is something like
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5
Hopefully I haven't made a mistake; I'm not home at the moment.
2. Make a new file and put the code in it, with this line at the top of the file:
3. Right click on the file and choose the option to set permissions, to make the file executable.
Next time you boot Puppy should run that script automatically.
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