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Old 11-10-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
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Copying files to WinXP(NTFS)partition


I would like to if anyone figured out how to copy files to a WinXP(NTFS)
partition?
When ever I try :
cp ~/colors.txt /mnt/hd/
I get the error message :
cp : Cannot create regular file '/mnt/hd/colors.txt' : Read-only file system

And I'm logged in as root.Not just sued.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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You can't do it from inside linux. You've got to find one of those windows programs that allow you to read from a linux partition and then copy from inside windows.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thats what I figured.. *sigh*.. oh well I shouldn't need windows much longer anyway.

Last edited by trickykid; 11-10-2003 at 04:02 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:11 PM   #4
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You can use a fat32 filesystem.

NTFS writing from Linux can be (and usually is) fatal at this point in time. All files are in the Windows registry in NTFS..
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:26 PM   #5
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Do you mean change my XP partition to fat32?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:41 PM   #6
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Linux can safely read and write to a fat32 partition, whether it is your xp parition or another one. WindowsXP can also read/write to a fat32 partition, so a fat32 partition is needed for R/W with both OSs.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:04 PM   #7
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So how do I change the partition type of the windowsXP partition without losing everything?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:22 PM   #8
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I have no Idea as I quit using Windows software much in 1999.

Do you have room to create a partition for sharing?

# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l

# How much free/used drive space
df -h
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:03 PM   #9
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At times you can change the format in Windows if you select the properties of the drive and somewhere in there you have the option to change the format to FAT32 instead of using NTFS, etc. If not you'd probably have to reinstall the whole OS to change the format.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:08 PM   #10
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The drives are partitoined like so :

Disk /dev/hda: 6480 MB, 6480101376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 787 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 786 6313513+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdb: 4325 MB, 4325529600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 525 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 61 489951 5 Extended
/dev/hdb2 62 525 3727080 83 Linux
/dev/hdb5 1 61 489919+ 82 Linux swap

The amount of room left is :

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb2 3.4G 2.9G 423M 88% /
/dev/hda1 6.0G 2.3G 3.7G 38% /mnt/hd

I'm going to just delete windows anyway in a month or two.
I just figure there might be a simple way to copy to NTFS other than email.

The reason I want to is I am developing games and would like to test them on windows.... but oh well.. *sigh*
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:28 PM   #11
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If you can find a program that will resize your NTFS on hda, you have some space there to create a fat32 filesystem. I think a mandrake install CD may have that capability.

I think I would get a larger hard drive, myself.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:56 PM   #12
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I don't have mandrake so that wont work.I can check the slackware cd though.

I'm going to get a bigger hard-drive as soon as I have to rub together.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 05:00 PM   #13
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# Cheap CDs
AlmostFreeLinux
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy
CheapISO
Os Heaven
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:14 PM   #14
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ntfs resize tools...
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-11-2003, 08:53 AM   #15
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Thanks for all your help guys.
But I just about got wine compiled properly and I just removed windows.
 
  


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