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Old 08-18-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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Transferring data from a WinXP Hard drive


Hi folks

Transferring data from a WinXP Hard drive

Fedora Core 2

This PC has another HD mounted on mobile rack having 2 partitions with partition-1 (C-drive) running WinXP and partition-2 (D-drive) for data storage of about 2G in capacity. Now I need to copy all data in D-drive to this HD running FC2 (40G in capacity). Can I make it in following arrangement

a) Connected WinXP as slave
b) Start the PC
c)Create a mount point for WinXP
d) Mount D-drive of WinXP HD
e) Copy all its data to FC2 HD with 'drag and drop' method on Konqueror/Nautilus

I did it about 3 years ago but could not remember the exact steps. This method is much faster than burning all data on CDs and then copying them to FC2 HD.

Please shed me some light or advise me whether there are other more convenient methods. Tks

B.R.
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Old 08-18-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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Yes, thats it. Just make sure your kernel has drivers for the fs in this new hd. If it is fat32 is very likely ok, if it is ntfs, I don't know. Try to
modprobe ntfs
at the console, as root, and see if it outputs some errors. If not, you have the drivers.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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Hi bruno buys,

Tks for your advice.

I'm luck having FAT32 on WinXP both C and D-drives

On WinXP
started Window Explorer --> right click 'Local Disk [D:]' --> properties
Local Disk [D:] Properties
Type Local Disk
File System FAT32
Used space 2.37 GB
Free space 423 MB

I almost forget how to work on WinXP, a lillte bid funny. However its operation is rather simple just clicking around with mouse on screen.

I will get all data files on D-drive copied to FC2 later.

B.R.
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Old 08-19-2004, 06:34 AM   #4
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Once you have a complete and working linux system you will also be able to just-mouse-click-around to opearte things in the daily work. The cli will be restricted to the administration of the system (even here there can be some mousing...)
 
  


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