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Old 11-18-2007, 02:53 AM   #1
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Angry Help needed with windows xp ntfs transfer to linux partition single hard drive


ok, so i am new to linux, but thank god i have a dual boot. yesterday, i changed my xp accounts password, and today, i forgot what it was! i cannot remember at all. so i am going to redo my xp or maybe upgrade to vista. BUT, i need all the files from xp. so i was wondering how to transfer my files from xp in ntfs to my linux partition. alot of music and game files. around 120 gigs worth. so i dont really wanna lose it. please give me some advice on how to transfer those files. THANKS ALOT FOR YOUR HELP

Last edited by Fb1985; 11-18-2007 at 02:55 AM. Reason: haha didnt ask anything the first time
 
Old 11-18-2007, 02:57 AM   #2
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what distribution are you using?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 02:59 AM   #3
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thank you!

very much. but may i ask what you mean by distribution?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:05 AM   #4
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like are you using ubuntu, openSuSE, mandriva etc.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:07 AM   #5
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oh im sorry!

i am using ubuntu.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:20 AM   #6
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then you should be able to read the ntfs drive
you can just copy the files with the file manager from your windows xp drive to ubuntu
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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hmmm i dont see them. both of my operating systems are on one hard drive. and i cant see my windows partition!
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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Have you tried to login using the admin account via safe mode? Another option is using the linux ophrack live cd. You can find it on sourceforge...
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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no havent... or i dont know actually. i have one account. how do you login as admin? and also, shouldn't ubuntu be able to see the partition in the "computer" like next to the file system?
 
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it should be able to see it in Computer, trying mounting it manually
sudo fdisk -l(look for the name of your windows drive)
sudo mkdir /mnt/windows
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/(put the name of the windows drive here) /mnt/windows
you should at least be able to mount it read-only
 
  


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