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Old 05-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
cman26
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Need help transfering my windows vista files to ubuntu 9.04


Could anyone help me with this little problem. I am new to ubuntu, just downloaded it 3 day ago, and I have nothing on here and I am just confused as to how to get things from vista to ubuntu.

Thanks,
cman26
 
Old 05-30-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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I assume you installed Ubuntu as a dual boot system, right? If this is the case, you can mount the Windows Vista partition under Ubuntu, then simply copy the needed file to the Ubuntu partition. First you have to check on which partition (or disk) Windows is mounted. Do
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
to find out. You should see something like this, among the lines:
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/dev/sda2             913       10639    78132127+   7  HPFS/NTFS
take note of the device (/dev/sda2 in my example, but could differ for you). Then mount it using
Code:
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/something /mnt
change /dev/something with the actual device. After that you should see the content of C:\ under the directory /mnt (the mount point) and you can copy files and directories as usual.
 
Old 05-30-2009, 04:52 PM   #3
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I think in default ntfs-3g wont come with linux distros, so refer the following link to install ntfs driver.
http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
 
Old 05-30-2009, 09:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kirukan View Post
I think in default ntfs-3g wont come with linux distros, so refer the following link to install ntfs driver.
http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
Yes the above user is right.. ntfs wont be added defaultly , add/remove will help to do it .. Install it and find it in system tools option
But if windows is being created with fat32 file system , you should be able to find the drive in linux ..
Its just an information , coz from the post it comes to know that creator of this thread is having ntfs file system
 
Old 05-30-2009, 10:13 PM   #5
cman26
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Thank you

Thank you all!
 
  


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