getting files from xp partition to linux
hi, i'm new to the world of linux, i installed mandrake 9.1 a couple days ago
let me explain my situation:
i have 1 60 gig hardrive
i dual boot xp and mandrake
i let mandrake do all the installing so i'm guessing a SWAP partition was not made
i'm on a home network with 3 xp boxes that i have free access to
Also when i check in windows my c: drive appears to be FAT32
what would be the easiest, most painless (i still don't know much about linux) way to get some files off windows and into linux?
i could create a swap but would that require me to lose everything on the linux partition and reinstall?
i read that i could use SAMBA but that sounds like a lot of work to configure and all
i've also read that linux can see/write to FAT32...is my windows partition really fat32?? and in that case how do i access it in linux?
any help would be appreciated thanks