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Old 05-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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can I copy Linux deb/object files from ext3 to ntts and back and have them run OK?


I have some deb & object files I want to store because they are older and I want to be sure I have a copy if they disappear from repositories.

I dual boot XP NTFS and Ubuntu 9.10 ext3, and want to store all downloaded Windows installation programs (and some Ubuntu deb and object programs) [and data] on a separate NTFS data partition accessed by both XP & Ubuntu. This partition is my data respository I back up.

As per the subject question, can I copy Linux deb (or any Linux object) files from my Ubuntu ext3 file system to my separate shared NTFS partition and back to my ext3 file system and have them run OK i.e. be able to install/use them again on Ubuntu?

I would need to do this if I needed to re/install these Linux deb/object files and were copying them back from NTFS to my native Ubuntu ext3 partition.

I've seen this work fine with data files (e.g. pdf files) but am not knowledgeable enough to know if this works with Linux deb/object files and need to be sure.

Thanks for any answers you can provide.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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Yes you can. You might run into permission issues since permissions are handled differently on an ntfs partition. I doubt that would be traumatic though.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 08:51 PM   #3
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Data is just data. It's still data no matter where or how you store it (..assuming everything's sane and working). Which filesystem it's on doesn't matter in the slightest. You could even use it from Linux while it's still on the NTFS partition!
 
Old 05-14-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the amazingly fast answers!

Thank you very much!
 
Old 05-14-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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Data is just data. It's still data no matter where or how you store it (..assuming everything's sane and working). Which filesystem it's on doesn't matter in the slightest. You could even use it from Linux while it's still on the NTFS partition!
Yeah, before windows made me super angry and before I loved linux, I dualbooted and all my mp3's lived on the NTFS data partition.
 
  


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