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Old 08-08-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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Can you..


Is there a way to exchange files back and forth between Windows and Linux? I have Windows XP Home and Mandrake 8.2 on the same system and I need to pass a few files back and forth. I have been using a CD but Linux wont write to it and only read so its really only a one way deal.. I'd rather not have to use CD's if I don't have to. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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You'll need a FAT32 partition, or maybe you could use a USB pen drive.

Btw, try not browsing a cd before loading up K3b to burn to it.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:20 AM   #3
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hi there

u can get files in linux from windows partiton provided the linux u r using supports the file system u are using in windows
for ntfs generally u need to compile ur kernel

in windows u cannot access linux partitions because windows does not support linux filesystem.
and u also cannot compile a kernel in windows as u do in linux

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:56 AM   #4
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My windows partition is FAT32, do I need another seperate partition or will that do?

Im just looking for a way to put a file(s) while in either operating system to a location the other can get at.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 11:12 AM   #5
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If XP has been installed on a FAT 32 patition and not an NTFS one, then both OSs should have no problem reading and writing to it. Just set the windows partition to be mounted in linux via /etc/fstab
 
Old 08-08-2004, 11:44 AM   #6
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So would I just change the hd1 to the linux one for the mount? Or do you add a new line?
 
Old 08-08-2004, 03:25 PM   #7
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Just bumbing for fear of being forgotten
 
Old 08-08-2004, 03:32 PM   #8
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If your windows partition isnt currently mounted then try using the DiskDrake app (if 8.2 has it) to set it to be mounted. You may need to make a new mount point (directory in /mnt) as root first.

If you cant use a gui app, then add a new line to your fstab, similar to this:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-15,umask=000 0 0

Where the /dev/hdb1 corresponds to the windows partition on your harddrives (1st of Master for me). The /mnt/win_c is the mount point I made beforehand. The umask bit makes mine read and write-able by all users in linux, as only I use my pc and want complete access without having to su to root.

Edit: after adding that line, you either need to reboot, or I think just run mount /mnt/win_c as root.

Last edited by Proud; 08-08-2004 at 03:34 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 03:54 PM   #9
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I apologize, turns out it was set up all along but I just didn't know where to look. Sorry for wasting your time Now only my modem problem remains!
 
Old 08-08-2004, 04:02 PM   #10
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:29 PM   #11
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Worked though
 
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