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Old 08-12-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
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how to transfer file from windows to linux on a dual booting system


Dear All,
I have a query, will u plz tell me the step by step procedure to transfer a file from windows OS to linux OS on the same dual booting machine.And also the main thing is that whether the root password is needed or not.And if the password is needed then how can we protect our system from the naive users if they have an access to the root password.
Plz. help.

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Old 08-12-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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how do u expect to "protect" from someone who has the root password, what do u mean by protect. You can create a shield of 1000V electricity around the PC to protect.... anyhow

it seems that u do not have any partition from windows mounted on linux, so for this u will need root password, and then just mount the windows partition in which data is kept, if the partition is FAT it will be rw, use the "mount" command to maund, "man mount" will help you
 
Old 08-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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You could also use a USB key, floppy drive, writable cd, or some other form of removeable media to transfer files between your two operating systems.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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very silly kniwor,
I think you r using the computer for the first time...Kindly give some thought to understand the prob and then answer it.To protect I mean if accidently any file is deleted when the user has logged on as root.I am a system administrator thats why asking the security question, understand.
You better try 1000v electric area around ur PC when come around any such problem.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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thank u very much for letting me know how long have i been using my comp, the way u asked a question
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how can we protect our system from the naive users if they have an access to the root password.
it seemed u were talking about someone else.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 12:29 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Tap-Out
You could also use a USB key, floppy drive, writable cd, or some other form of removeable media to transfer files between your two operating systems.
If they're on the same machine, there's no need for that.

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very silly kniwor,
I think you r using the computer for the first time...Kindly give some thought to understand the prob and then answer it.To protect I mean if accidently any file is deleted when the user has logged on as root.I am a system administrator thats why asking the security question, understand.
You better try 1000v electric area around ur PC when come around any such problem.
Don't let users have the root password. It's pretty simple..
 
  


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