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Old 11-18-2003, 08:02 AM   #1
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Question Share partition between windows and linux


Hi, I am currently learning how to use linux. I have some files which i use for work in various forms and would like to share between windows and linux. I have set up a fat32 for the share drive. i can only read and write to the drive under windows, i can only see and the drive under linux if i am logged in as root. I want to be able to transfer files safely between the two os's under a normal user in linux.

I am using mandrake 9.2, created the drive using partition magic under windows.

I have tried setting permissions to the drive but i get an error saying not allowed.

please help

 
Old 11-18-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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Have you googled lately?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=41

You need to change the /etc/fstab entry for the shared partition.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 11:28 AM   #3
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when i type the command telinit s under root in the konsole the keyboard frezzes. If i try to run fdisk without that command it syay unable to open hda
 
Old 11-18-2003, 01:55 PM   #4
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To use fdisk you need to log in to root. In a console window
su -
Then enter root's password at the prompt.

You should now be able to use the fdisk utility

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Old 11-20-2003, 10:22 AM   #5
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i have tried that and no luck even if i login as root it just says cannot open hda

i have had to redo mys sytem because windows lost a file to boot. so if i was to set up the share drive before installing linux how would i do that.

 
  


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