How do I mount the Drive

Dr. Mikeal Hughes macmikeal at
Tue Jan 24 03:10:33 UTC 2017

I see the Hard Drives in the File Manager now problem. I have been able to open directories see the config files and read them. I could recreate them all. But I can save a ton of work if I can just copy and paste.

Mikeal Hughes, N9GI
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Mikeal Hughes & Associates
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> On Jan 23, 2017, at 9:05 PM, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-01-23 at 21:56 -0500, Kim Briggs wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM, Dr. Mikeal Hughes <macmikeal at>
>> wrote:
>>> Or boot off your Live CD and fix the login problem. Boot off the
>>> live
>>> CD, then:
>>> - add a user "fred"
>>> - set fred's password and remember it
>>> - mount the hard drive eg on /mnt
>>> - edit /mnt/etc/passwd
>>> - copy fred's line from /etc/passwd to /mnt/etc/passwd
>>> - copy fred's line from /etc/shadow to /mnt/etc/shadow
>>> - copy fred's line from /etc/group to /mnt/etc/group
>>> - append "fred" to the sudo line in /mnt/etc/group
>>> I understand ever thing but mount the hard drive e.g. on /mnt -
>>> huh?
> The LiveCD usually mounts all the drives and partitions it can see
> anyway. That step may have been done automagically.
> When using the LiveCD, /etc is "on" the LiveCD (actually it's in a RAM
> drive, at any rate it's NOT the one on the hard disk). To access your
> "real" /etc (or any other area of your hard disk), you first need to
> make the hard disk available as a filesystem, i.e., mount it.
> If the LiveCD has already mounted your hard drive(s), they might not be
> under /mnt. Go exploring in the file manager to find them. You may be
> able to see them in the Ubuntu Launcher too; they may be just a click
> away :-)
> If you can't see the system's hard disks when you are logged in with
> the LiveCD, please let us know.
> Regards, K.
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