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Old 08-15-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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Share data between Linux and WinXP on multibooting


I have WinXP and Fedora4 multibooting system on my notebook (Dell inspiron 9300)


E:->WinXp
F:->Linux



What I want is, want to copy some java files which r on linux to WinXP. Is there any way to do that?


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Old 08-15-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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the safest option will be to create a fat32 partition using your linux system,
windows can then reed it... though im not sure how to make it work.

the unsafe option is to mount the windows partition - this shouldent damage windows or linux, but it might mash your files up as linux cant write to ntfs properly yet.

option one involves using fdisk and being very careful, and you can ruin boath your partitions.

option two involves issuing a command as root which should look somthing like this:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/a-folder-you-created
 
Old 08-15-2005, 11:41 AM   #3
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If your Windows drive is FAT32 you can write to it with Linux. Otherwise you can only read from NTFS (or write experimentally, which I don't recommend). The other option is to make Windows read the Linux partition (if it is ext2 I think that is fairly easy).
If none of these situations match your computer, just transfer it with a thumb drive or zipped email.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply,

You said it is fairly simple if I make windows (which is on NTFS) read my Linux files. I can see the drive FWhere i hv loaded Linux) from winXP but nothing is inside. How can i view files ?

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Old 08-15-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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Well, it depends on what kind of filesystem you have for Linux. If it is ext2, do a Google search for something along the lines of "Window, read ext2" (which turned up these tools http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm). Basically though you need special tools to let Windows read whatever your Linux filesystem is. I don't know how well reiserfs is supported, so hopefully you have ext2.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:56 PM   #6
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its all about /etc/samba/smb.conf
edit that file to look a bit like this:

Code:
workgroup = *the windows workgroup name*
netbios name = *how your comp shoukld appear to it*
server string = *your domainname*
encrypt passwords = yes
load printers = yes
wins support = yes
local master = no
security = user

[homes]
read only = yes
browsable = no

[give your share a name here inside theese brackets]
path = /path/to/folder/containing/files/to/share/
public = no
browsable = yes
write list = *list of samba users who can access it*
read only = no
interfaces = 192.168.7.3/24
valid users = crm
then as root
smbpasswd -a username

(make sure username has an account on your linux box by using useradd)
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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I downloaded 'Exploreifs' (by same author as ext2ifs) and i could see one common dir and i could export java files from linux box into my windows m/c.

Samba-> i am bit confused with this. Is this to read windows files into Linux? I am on dual boot system.


i do not know what to put here.

workgroup = *the windows workgroup name*
netbios name = *how your comp shoukld appear to it*
server string = *your domainname*


Whether it works under network condition? Would appreciate if can explane more about samba. I am bit new to this..


Thanks for yr help
Manisha
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:09 PM   #8
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I downloaded 'Exploreifs' (by same author as ext2ifs) and i could see one common dir and i could export java files from linux box into my windows m/c.
So this Exploreifs worked? That'll be a good fallback in case the samba idea doesn't work out.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 04:17 PM   #9
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yes, at least i tried to copy java files and i could do that. i do know abput other file extentions. So it means windows can read files from linux.

Now trying to figure out opposite, i.e. Linux trying to read files from windows. Whether Samba is all about that?


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