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Old 02-17-2003, 04:17 PM   #1
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Question Exchaning files between NTFS and Linux Ext2


Hello

I've been searching the forum about this, but i tought i could ask it too.

I'll try to describe what i want.

I've read that you cannot write to an NTFS partition under Linux (data erasion story?). I've also read that you can exchange files with a FAT32 partition and Linux.

Now..what do i need to make for this to exchange files between both OS ?

My partitions:
http://users.skynet.be/fa031314/images/partitions.jpg

Can i add a FAT32 partition of like...shall we say 1 GB to exchange files between XP and Linux ?

(Also: I can't see my linux hard disk part under windows xp, it doesnt show them under "My Computer". I think it's because it's not an active partition...)

Anyway, sorry for this long post but i hope you can help me!
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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Yes creating a FAT32 partition will work. I don't think windows can read linux partitions at all. so transfers need to take place in linux.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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Yes creating a FAT32 partition will work. I don't think windows can read linux partitions at all. so transfers need to take place in linux.
Correction, winbloze cannot write to linux partitions at all. Read-ability has been available for quite some time with 3rd party tools (Explore2fs and so on).

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Old 02-17-2003, 06:54 PM   #4
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Yes, the solution would be to have a FAT partition that both Windows and Linux can read and write, as a shared partition. Windows standard cannot read Linux partitions, but there are some 3rd party tools. I think (but haven't tried) that you can even write from Windows to Linux using Cygwin.
 
Old 02-18-2003, 02:04 PM   #5
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Yes, the solution would be to have a FAT partition that both Windows and Linux can read and write, as a shared partition.
first of all, thanks for the replies.

second, do i have to make it some kind of "special" so that it is shared?

or will it be seen in windows just like that when i make it ?
 
Old 02-18-2003, 02:06 PM   #6
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Mkae it in winbloze. Linux has no problem with fat32, so if you create it in winbloze, and ensure win can see it, then you won't have to worry about that.

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Old 02-19-2003, 09:09 AM   #7
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i assume winbloze is windows ?
 
Old 02-19-2003, 10:21 AM   #8
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Or a version of...

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Old 02-19-2003, 11:21 AM   #9
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Windows ignores any non DOS partitions. Since you have partition magic resize your C: drive to add a FAT32 partition.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:23 AM   #10
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Hey all.. I found an awesome utility made my Paragorn software.
It allows NTFS or FAT32 to mount etx2 and etx3 with read and write permission. Now my Win2000/Win98 box can read and write to my Red Hat Box.

The problem is that Linux cannot write to NTFS easily... it can be done. Somewhere on sourceforge I found a module in ALPHA status that can let you write to NTFS sort of. Even the developers say not to trust it. You have to run some weird NTFS-clean-up after you try to write to it.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:30 AM   #11
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Yeah, normally it's not suggested though, especially since the developers are thinking it's not a great idea, but here's the link:
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

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Old 02-20-2003, 03:40 AM   #12
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Hang on. Im sure mandrake 9.0 can read and write to a NTFS partition. It definitly can read. Maybe im wrong. I think mandy 8.2 did it too.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 04:19 AM   #13
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Hang on. Im sure mandrake 9.0 can read and write to a NTFS partition. It definitly can read. Maybe im wrong. I think mandy 8.2 did it too.
the ntfs driver that you have in linux does not support write support
you can use a ext2 partition inside windows just as a basic ntfs/fat32 partition with ext2 driver
check
http://www.tuningsoft.com/
also there is ext2explorer
 
  


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