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What's the most straight forward way of accessing a laptop's internal HD from a live USB?

I've tried a damn small linux live USB drive, and then tried mounting the internal HD, but fdisk only finds the jump drive that I booted DSL from, none of the internal HD's

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what os does the laptop run? Maybe the internal drives are not of a format DSL recognises? –  Journeyman Geek Oct 3 '13 at 5:28
Windows 7 Enterprise –  K0ICHI Oct 3 '13 at 5:57
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sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt

where X is the partition you want to access. If unsure, fdisk (or gdisk if disk has GPT rather than MBR), gparted,... will give you the list of available partitions on all available masss torage devides, including the USB stick.

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Suggest you read what I actually wrote in the initial post... –  K0ICHI Oct 3 '13 at 5:58
Well, perhaps a re-reading of my post is in order too... did you not notice my reference to two utilities like gdisk and gparted? –  MariusMatutiae Oct 3 '13 at 8:03
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