I wrote in last month with a problem booting Mandrake 8.1. I never really resolved the problem but I switched the master and slave HDs and installed MDK 9 on the empty drive. Now I want to access some files on the old drive so I can copy them and format the drive. It has a swap partion and 5 or 6 ext2 partitions. How do I go about getting at the old data? Please keep in mind that I am a total n00b and need some detailed instructions.
Thanks for your help
It depends what filesystem you have in the other partitions. Basically, you have to create an empty folder where you will mount the partition. mkdir /mnt/windows for example. Then, issue the command mount -t /dev/hdbx filesystem /mnt/windows where hdbx is your partition (hdb1, hdb2, etc) and filsystem is the correct filesystem (Fat, vfat, ntfs, etc.)
PBHarris has a good PET on this too.