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Old 07-21-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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getting to Windows files


Hey i have SUSE 9.3, and i was wondering what was the easiest way to look and use and open all of the files i have on windows??? is there one easy program that does it?? i dont konw but please help thanks!!!!!

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Old 07-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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Ok, I'm assuming that windows is on another partition- you should just be able to mount it and then look at it- depends on the filesystem though.

ask if this isn't enough info to guide a google search.

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Old 07-21-2005, 08:40 PM   #3
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umm ya dont know what that means lol ...but ya it is a diff partition, and the files systems is NFTS or NTFS one of those lol...but anyway, i want to alse be able to open files from windows on linux also...can what your going to tell me to do do that also...
thanks


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Old 07-21-2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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Ok. Here are some links that might help:
http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...are-HOWTO.html
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/status.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...x+&btnG=Search

most people will flat out tell you it can't be done. But it can. good luck to ya.

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Old 07-22-2005, 01:46 PM   #5
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Samba

What about this program called Samba, i heard that people use that also ??/

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Old 07-22-2005, 02:37 PM   #6
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Samba is for networking, eg. looking at files on other machines.

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Old 07-22-2005, 02:38 PM   #7
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samba is for sharing files and printers between linux and windows computers on a network.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 04:49 PM   #8
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You can mount and access files by using teh following command:
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/partitions-address /mount-folder
Where:
  • /dev/partition-address is the partition. For example, the first partiton on the first disk is /dev/hda1, and the second is /dev/hda2
  • /mount-folder is the folder where you want to access the files
Note that this command must be entered as root, and the files are only viewable by root.
To gain root access:
Code:
su -
Please note that this only gives read-only access. Unless you know how to compile programs and are more familiar with linux, I wouldn't recommend going for write access (for write access, look at captive-ntfs).

Last edited by saman007uk; 07-22-2005 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 06:06 AM   #9
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add a line to /etc/fstab (as root)
Specify the fs type as ntfs, and add ro to the options
 
  


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