How to access windows partition from terminal

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by chrisortman, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. chrisortman

    chrisortman

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    How can I work with the windows partition from osx terminal?
    I would like to use git to manage source code that I use in visual studio on my windows xp partition.

    I can see the windows partition is put on my desktop when I start parallels, but the paths are goofy /private/tmp/xxx/C And the xxx is not constant.
    I'd like to be able to do something like /Volumes/Windows/C

    I've tried going the other route of sharing my osx folder with windows using both the built in parallels sharing (which is excruciatingly slow to compile anything) and smb which causes me to bump into some limitations in Asp.net

    Thanks
     
  2. MtnViewJohn

    MtnViewJohn Bit Poster

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    Look at ~/Library/Parallels/<VM name>/Windows Disks/C/
    This is a symbolic link that gets updated to point to the current /private/tmp/xxx/C directory whenever you start a Windows VM.
     
  3. chrisortman

    chrisortman

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    Is there a setting that needs to be enabled for this to work?

    I don't have anything like that under ~/Library/Parallels or /Library/Parallels

    Thanks
     
  4. MtnViewJohn

    MtnViewJohn Bit Poster

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    I think it is enabled. My mistake is directing you to ~/Library/Parallels. This is where Parallels put my Windows VM, but your VM must be somewhere else. Find the directory that contains your VM (the <VM Name>.pvs file). The 'Windows Disks' directory should be in the same directory.
     

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