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Old 04-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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How do I mount XP hard drives in Linux???


Hello Everyone,

I am brand new to Linux and have been very pleased thus far. I have run Windows forever and have several TB of data on IDE drives that I need to transfer to my SATA drives in my Linux box.

The IDE drives are all NTFS and I do have a USB external enclosure from which I would like to copy the files. The MoBo does have an IDE connector if you think that would be a better transfer option?

I installed Studio 64 http://www.64studio.com/ and really like it. This system is primarily my media editor and so I'll need to load/run a few other Windows apps as well. Your recommendations?

I'm hopeful that you can help me make this work.

Thx!
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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Install the ntfs-3g package.
 
Old 04-09-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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If the drives are in an external USB disclosure, they might be auto-detected as USB devices. NTSF support is available under Linux but not all distros include it be default. Debian, for example, does not; Debian is aggressively free.

This LQ Wiki article might help:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...new_hard_drive

This details my experiences in adding an external drive to my Debian box.

http://www.geekazine.com/news/franks...rted-and-samba
 
Old 04-10-2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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ok... When I say "brand new" to Linux... I'm serious...

Ok, I went to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g and downloaded the NTFS-3G package but there was no installation document that I could find.

Also... 64 Studio OS has "Wine" included but, again... I have no idea how to make it work.

I'm sorry but, I truly am a "newbie" to Linux.

Your patience and help are greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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If you downloaded the *.deb file, open the Nautilus file manager, find the file, and right-click on it.

The pop menu should include something like "Install with Ubuntu One" or some such wording.
 
Old 04-10-2011, 09:49 PM   #6
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All of my linux OS'es read xp from start did you instal usbutils, usbprogs, usbview, ntfs-3, libntfs10, libusb10, libusbprogs & ntfsprogs?
 
Old 04-11-2011, 12:05 AM   #7
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the only thing I installed was Studio 64...

The file was 64studio_3.0-beta3_i386 from http://download.linuxaudio.org/64studio/

It has Wine included
 
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I just checked 64studio has synaptic package manager, you can get them there if not already installed.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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I am again sorry but, is there anyone that can give me or point me to a step by step procedure to mount my windows xp drives and copy the contents to my linux sata?

Where is it, how do I access it, how do I do what I need to do with it, that kind of stuff?!?

The biggest frustration I have, over my first 5 days, with a linux system is how unhelpful the help I am getting is.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #10
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The biggest frustration I have, over my first 5 days, with a linux system is how unhelpful the help I am getting is.
You have to understand that providing help in this fashion is difficult for everyone. Unfortunately the previous helpers did not ask you the most fundamental questions.

First, what is the name of the distribution that you installed? Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, OpenSuSE, ...?
 
Old 04-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #11
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Open your menu and open the Synaptic package manager. Now use the search bar to find the ntfs-3g package. If it is not already installed, mark it for installing and apply the changes. If you now plug in your USB-drive it should be auto-mounted (means there should be a popup, or a file-manager opens). Now copy your files as you wish.

For info how to use wine you should have a look at their website, a lot of info there. You also should look for a program you want to install with wine in the application database before you try to install it.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 09:05 PM   #12
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I usually ask distro but thought 64studio was a debian based distro, that's why I didn't ask & suggested using synaptic to check and obtain packages.

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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I usually ask distro but thought 64studio was a debian based distro, that's why I didn't ask & suggested using synaptic to check and obtain packages.
http://www.64studio.com/download

Evidently it is a full distribution. I thought it was an application.
 
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:16 PM   #14
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That's what I thought.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 09:27 PM   #15
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Then the next question that seemed obvious is whether he actually tried to connect the disk drive(s) to the computer. The original post asked whether to use the internal disk controller or a USB adapter/converter. I don't think that he actually connected a data disk to the Linux machine. If he did then he may have found that "it just works".

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