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Old 10-31-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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How to transfer files from Linux to Windows


I'm using Debian. How do I transfer my songs from Linux to my Windows XP? I tried copy and paste into /mnt/hda1 but it says it could not write to the file.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 04:06 PM   #2
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is this over a network? same machine? what app are you using? you need to give us useful info if you want a useful answer.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
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This is all on the same computer
I'm not using any apps
 
Old 10-31-2005, 04:21 PM   #4
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All you really need to do is to get Windows XP to read your Linux partition. I believe there are stable tools for reading ext2 partitions from Windows, don't know about the journalled file systems. The other option would be to throw them on some removable media (CD-RW, usb thumb drive, etc.).
 
Old 10-31-2005, 04:29 PM   #5
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thanks vgui
what do i use to move my music files from linux to windows? i think this is reiserfs.

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Old 10-31-2005, 04:41 PM   #6
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If you type "mount" at the command line, you can see from the list of mounted drives what type of file system your music files are located on.
If the partition is reiserfs, you can look around for some tools for Windows. Since I imagine you won't, here are a few I dug up from simple google searches, or even searches here on LQ.

http://yareg.akucom.de/
http://p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool/overview.html
http://www.wolfsheep.com/map/#RFSGUI

A search would have turned up these answers, but anyways...
 
Old 10-31-2005, 05:02 PM   #7
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If you are going from Linux (reiserfs) to Windows (likely ntfs), it isn't a good idea as write support for ntfs is still rather shakey. The simplest way would be to make a fat32 partition which both Linux and Windows can read/write to.
 
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If you are going from Linux (reiserfs) to Windows (likely ntfs), it isn't a good idea as write support for ntfs is still rather shakey. The simplest way would be to make a fat32 partition which both Linux and Windows can read/write to.
If I create a fat32 partition, what to i do?
 
  


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