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Old 09-24-2003, 11:43 AM   #1
Caveman
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Angry Sharing Windows Folder


I There! Although it might be some kind of a stupid question, I have Windows XP and Mandrake 9.1 on my laptop, but I can't send any file from linux to windows.

I can view windows partition and everything else and I even can transfer whatever I want from Windows to Linux, i.e., I have reading permissions, but I don't have writing permissions, not even with root!!!!!!!!!

I tried the change mod in super mode, but I just can't change the permissions allow writing the windows partition!

Can anybody help me please?



Thanks,
Cave.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:46 AM   #2
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your xp drive probably has an NTFS partition....if so, forget about writing to your xp drive from linux...
 
Old 09-24-2003, 02:07 PM   #3
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Unhappy You need a FAT partition

Caveman,

What you need is a new partition or drive formatted with FAT. On my laptop I have a Linux partition, Windows Partition, and a Share partition. This share partition is formatted as FAT32 and can be mounted from Linux for Read/Write operations.

The reason that you can see the Windows partition from Linux but not write to it is Linux only "partially" understand NTFS. Linux understands NTFS enough to read the data from the drive but not enough to write data to the drive. Because of this limitation writting is not permitted to NTFS filesystems for safety sake. It could mess up the NTFS filesystem.

You could always reformat you Windows with FAT. That would do away with the need for another partition. But, it will slow down Windows and disable some of your security options that Windows supplies using NTFS.

Sorry if this isn't the answer you were looking for...
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:59 PM   #4
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Thanx DrOzz and dillybat! I'm gonna try to make another partition using FAT system like dillybat told. Just to throw linux stuff overthere and be able to acess them via windows.

Once again thanx a lot people!
Continue doing a great work!

Cave
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:28 PM   #5
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I once again!

I tried to do what dillybat said, but it messed things up a little!

I had my current disk and partitions like this:

C: BOOT (primary) D: BACKUP (logical) Linux ext3 Swap Ext3
---------------------------|-------------------------|--------------|-------|------|

So I tried to make a fat32 partition with partition magic (or Windows XP) after D but before Linux ext3 first partition, and It looked like this:

C: BOOT (NTFS) D: (NTFS) E: (FAT32) Linux ext3 Swap Ext3
---------------------------|-----------|-------------|--------------|-------|------|

So I only resized D just enough to fit E, and after I reboot linux gave me this error:

"VFS: can't find ext3 filesystem on dev ide0 (3,6).
mount: error 22 mounting ext3 flags kernel panic: No init found.
Try passing in it=option to kernel."

So I deleted E and left it unallocated, like this:

C: BOOT (NTFS) D: (NTFS) Unalloc. Linux ext3 Swap Ext3
---------------------------|-----------|-------------|--------------|-------|------|

and after rebboting linux started as expected.

So, how can I create a FAt32 partition so that linux can boot normally without any problems?

Thanx a lot,

Caveman!
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:37 PM   #6
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I am not saying this is the right way to do it but it is how I do it...

Use Partition Magic to create an unused section of HD at the END of the HD. So resize the D: (backup) drive and slide everything else down twards it so that the new space created is at the end of the HD. Then format that new space, at the end of the HD with FAT32 and give that a try...
 
  


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