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Old 09-13-2006, 12:43 PM   #16
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same thing, just another site.

http://www.interwebworld.co.uk/29/ha...-ntfs-support/

this is what I had to do last week, and it worked great for me.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 07:41 AM   #17
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Thank you so much for your effort, i got ur message right and i really appreciate it.
God bless you.
Please,someone just told me now,that iŽll lose all my loaded files by installing this kernel.
Please is this true?
Thank you.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #18
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If you re-format, you will loose all your old files... If you just install a kernal to read ntfs (which is on another drive) I don't see how this would effect anything.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 12:24 AM   #19
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Please,someone just told me now,that iŽll lose all my loaded files by installing this kernel.
Please is this true
Which kernel? Are you talking about the file we asked u to download from www.linux-ntfs.org site? Are you thinking that since the rpm file name has name, for example, like..'kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5-2.1.27-0.rr.10.5.i686', it is a kernel?
No. thats not a kernel! Its only a software that has been configured to work on that particular kernel. In windows dont u have softwares seperatly for win98, win2000/XP...? This can be compared to that.

Don't be too much thankful Just let us know once the problem is solved.

Also, please make some effort to learn things by yourself instead of asking everything in forums. For all ur linux related quiries go to www.google.com/linux and try to search for information.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 07:03 AM   #20
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I appreciate ur effort.
But i was told by a friend that i will lose all my present installation by installin g another kernel. please i want to know if this is true?Thank u very much.
God bless you.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 07:32 AM   #21
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You're not installing a new kernel, you're installing a new kernel module, which just adds functionality to your existing kernel. Therefore, you won't lose your present installation.

Last edited by pwc101; 09-15-2006 at 07:36 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 10:41 AM   #22
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Please i need to know if my latest installations on my laptop will not be over ride.
Please!
 
Old 09-15-2006, 10:45 AM   #23
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People have already told you, please read the responses given above.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 06:37 AM   #24
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if in doubt: backup your data (/home) and your config (/etc) just in case, then if something should go wrong you are on the safe side!

btw - one can install a new kernel without having to do a full install from the vendors cd's!
this is called a kernel upgrade or compiling one's own kernel
a lot of people do this and funnily enough without losing any data!
 
Old 09-16-2006, 08:59 AM   #25
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Dear Svin,

You were trying to explain to Bamintola how to copy files from windows to linux (page 1). I am using Fedora c5 and have succesfully installed the rpm and I have mounted the ntfs. I can now acces the file I needed but the next step is to copy this file (a .dbx) to my linux desktop. I can cat the contents to my terminal but it is a large file... Copy-pasting it to Kate would be a bit of a detour it would seem. Plus this can't be done when trying to copy a folder or a mediafile. Is there a way to copy from the windows partition to the linux partition?

Many thanx, Nikki

Last edited by NikkiMassa; 09-16-2006 at 09:04 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 10:31 AM   #26
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take a look at the cp command. it's syntax is:
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cp file directory
e.g.
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cp a.dbx ~
will copy the file a.dbx to your home directory (presumably on the linux partition). This is also possible from nautilus/konqueror with the same right click > copy action as windows.
 
Old 09-17-2006, 04:48 AM   #27
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Dear NikkiMassa,
I didnot understand your question properly. Is it that you want to copy a particular file from windows partition to linux partition(say your home directory)? In that case pwc101's suggestion should work.
 
Old 09-17-2006, 10:29 AM   #28
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pwc101's way worked perfectly, massa!
(and reading the cp manual helps too )
 
  


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