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Old 01-09-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Transfer of files between (to/from) Linux and windows


I have not installed Linux yet on my PC, and
it has been years since I installed and used it.
How will I transfer files between the two systems on
different drives the same computer?
I suppose one still does not install Linux on an NTFS
(windows) formatted disk so access would be natural?
 
Old 01-09-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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Share your common files on the Windows partition. You'll be fine with that. The Linux install will recognize the NTFS partition and you will be able to read and write to and from it. You can also share one. You can also access EXT partitions with a Windows driver, but I'd recommend letting Linux do the hard stuff.

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Old 01-09-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Linux is able to mount Windows (NTFS, FATx) filesystems. Mounting a partition will allow Linux to read/wite filesystem data on that partition. Windows is not so flexible. If you want to be able to access Linux data from the Windows OS, you will have to make sure Linux has put it on a Windows-aware partition. It is not recommended (maybe not possible) to use NTFS as the Linux root filesystem.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:58 AM   #4
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download EXT2IFS software for windows to mount ext partition on windows.i have also used it.And if you want to mount ntfs from windows to linux. then download these rpms and install these on linux
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1.ntfs-3g.i386
2.ntfs-3g-devel.i386
3.ntfs-3g-libs.i386
4.fuse.i386
5.fuse-devel.i386
6.fuse-libs.i386
7.fuse-ntfs-3g.i386
there may be conflict b/w number 7 and number 1.you may need to install one among these two
 
Old 01-10-2011, 04:53 AM   #5
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You cannot install Linux on NTFS partition, but Linux can read/write NTFS partitions without any issue. The only exception is NTFS partition with hibernated Windows. It can only be read, without write access.
Another approach would be to place your share files onto separate FAT(32) partition which both Linux and Windows can access.
 
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I'd suggest that you consider using one of the many free virtual machines. See vmplayer, virtualbox or virtualpc for good applications to run both linux and windows at the same time.

Most VM's offer a way to integrate the two. I usually add in the integration. It allows me to drag and drop between the two. It is a great way to let newer users and high tech users work on both. I use them all the time. Can't find a reason even to dual boot anymore.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 02:50 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hill0093 View Post
I have not installed Linux yet on my PC, and
it has been years since I installed and used it.
How will I transfer files between the two systems on
different drives the same computer?
I suppose one still does not install Linux on an NTFS
(windows) formatted disk so access would be natural?
Follow these steps to mount NTFS on Linux box if you are using RHEL / CentOS.

If you are using any other linux distro then try to install these package manually on your Linux box,


A. fuse
B. fuse-devel
c. fuse-libs
D. ntfs-3g
E. ntfs-3g-devel

On Ubuntu you can install these packages by "apt-get install <package name>"
 
  


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