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    Default trying to "see" old harddrive.

    Hi all,

    I had a 40gig that I have Opensuse11 installed on, but I did something to the setup, and it wouldn't boot anymore.

    So now I installed a newer 160gig HD, and did a fresh opensuse11 install.

    I did plug the old 40 gigger as a slave, to retrieve my thunderbird email, but I cannot see where the contents of this hd is located.

    How do I get into this 40gigger?

    Thanks


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    Default Re: trying to "see" old harddrive.

    Heeter wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I had a 40gig that I have Opensuse11 installed on, but I did something
    > to the setup, and it wouldn't boot anymore.
    >
    > So now I installed a newer 160gig HD, and did a fresh opensuse11
    > install.
    >
    > I did plug the old 40 gigger as a slave, to retrieve my thunderbird
    > email, but I cannot see where the contents of this hd is located.
    >
    > How do I get into this 40gigger?


    Is it not seen in the things logged in dmesg? I would expect your main drive to
    be at /dev/sda and the slave at /dev/sdb.

    What does your PC's BIOS show? Perhaps the drive died.

    Larry

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    Default Re: trying to "see" old harddrive.

    but I cannot see where the contents of this hd is located
    You didn't tell us what ways you tried to see the drive?
    Have you tried:
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
    to list the drives that Suse sees?
    Or in a slightly more informative fashion get a listing from Yast --> system --> partitioner
    That should answer the question "is the drive sensed by Suse"
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    Default Re: trying to "see" old harddrive.

    Hey guys

    Thanks for the replies.

    I would like my thunderbird and my firefox folders from my old drive and install on my new drive, but I don't know where in Opensuse to go and look into the slave and retrieve the folder.

    Sorry, should of explained it better.

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    Default Re: trying to "see" old harddrive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heeter View Post
    Hey guys

    Thanks for the replies.

    I would like my thunderbird and my firefox folders from my old drive and install on my new drive, but I don't know where in Opensuse to go and look into the slave and retrieve the folder.

    Sorry, should of explained it better.

    Heeter
    It's a hidden file called ".thunderbird" in /home/yourname/.thunderbird

    While you're there you might like to get also ".mozilla/firefox" for your Firefox faves.
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    Thanks, Swerdna

    But how do I get there?

    I cannot access the folders from the slaved drive, I do see it in the partitioner, but I don't how to access the files from it. Which application do I use to open the slaved drives folders?

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    Hi. First i suggest to locate the device node for sure. It should be /dev/sdb , but also you have to figure the partition scheme of that drive. So open a console , log in as root and perform the command : fdisk -l . It will show the drives/partitions found by the system. Now it's only a matter to mount the right partition. For the next let's assume that you found an ext3(with the previous command) like /dev/sdb1. In to yast system partitioner and there select the partition. Double click there and in the new form select a mount point by your choice. Accept and reboot to make it simple. Otherway in a console log in as root again: mkdir temp
    mount /dev/sdb1 temp
    Now you can browse your old hd looking at the directory temp with the file browser you prefer

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    I do see it in the partitioner, I tried mounting it to /tmp, rebooted and I still can't see the folders on konqueror.

    Can I mount it through fstab, instead?

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    Default Re: trying to "see" old harddrive.

    Yes modifying fstab is the right choice to have the drive automatically mounted at boot time but if you don't know exactly what to do is a pain. Let yast do this job for you. Anyway if you mount 'by hand' (see my last post) what happens browsing /tmp? And if you give the command mount with no parameters as root in a console, does your drive show there between the already mounted file systems? Excuse me if something could not be so clear but i am using my cellphone now

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    Default Re: trying to "see" old harddrive.

    YAHOO!!

    I did it, Thanks bcrisciotti


    Just like you said, I needed a reboot, but it's all there.

    Thanks a million man,

    And say Hi for me to whoever is on the phone,


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