Possibly not the best place to ask, I know, but the quickest and it’s a fairly general question.
Anyway, my power supply went this weekend. I decide that as long as I had to replace it, I might as well pick up those other parts I’ve been wanting–more RAM, a DVD burner, a new hard drive to replace one I’ve currently got in there (I’m slowly transitioning all my hard drives to SATA), and one of those multi-card readers that run off a USB header. Anyway, I somehow managed to screw up my Windows XP install in the process, though I believe the hard drives with actual data on them (the OS gets its own hard drive for exactly this sort of problem) are okay. So I’m hoping to copy over the data from the old hard drive to the new one I’m replacing it with, reinstall Windows, and go through the long process of reinstalling everything needed. At the same time, I’ve been meaning to play around with this copy of Solaris 10 I got a while back. Well, anyway, the reinstall of Windows hasn’t worked well–I’m thinking it’s a driver error, possibly the video card. So I thought I’d go ahead, install Solaris on the part of the drive I set aside for it, copy the hard drive involved, install the final configuration of hardware I want, and reinstall Windows and hope I can pin down the error then. But I’m stuck at the copy hard drive step, because I can’t figure out how to mount the hard drives in Solaris.
Anyway, the hard drive with the data is a 120 gig EIDE on primary slave while the empty hard drive I want to copy to is a 160 gig SATA on something like tertiary IDE according to the BIOS. The 120-gig is formatted NTFS and the 160-gig is partitioned but I’m not sure I’ve managed to format it yet. FAT32 can’t handle a single drive of that size and I’m not sure I managed to get it formatted NTFS during the Windows install process. I know that Unix operating systems have trouble with NTFS. In any case, I’m still not used to the Unix command line and am not sure what the actual command structure is past “mount”. Would I be better off doing this from a Ubuntu live CD or the like, and can anyone give me a simple way to mount those drives?