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Old 06-11-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
nature_priyan
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Windows-->file-->Linux?


Hi Friends,

How do I get a file in Windows from my nearby system to my system. I am using RH9.


thanks for any reply,


yours,
nature_priyan.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:35 AM   #2
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From where to where exactly?

If you're on a dual boot system and you want to get a file from your Windows partition to your Linux partition that's very easy under linux:

Since you're using a modern system y suppose all your window partitions are mounted. Open your favourite filesystem viewer and look under /mnt or maybe /windows for the partition you need.

Under windows to do the same thing you need Ltools. use google to find it.

If you're talking about moving files from one box to another, you can use diskettes (linux will read windows-formatted but not vice versa), usb memory sticks, cd-rom, or set up a network.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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Actually I am in the network,

I want a file from my nearby system through the network.

My nearby system uses Windows 98.

Is there any utilities or commands available in Linux?

yours,
nature_priyan.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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You may be able to outright see the shares in your file browser

If you type

smb:

into the address bar of your file browser, ie. nautillus, the shares on your win98 may popup automatically, or set up Samba. To be honest haven't done it in ages so I am particularly vague - but thats the general direction to look in.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:06 AM   #5
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Hey, I have the same problem as you! I run a Win98 box and have gotten files off of it in the following way:

1) Create a sub-directory in /usr/etc. Call it Win98Drive or something.
2) Type this command:
mount -t smbfs //nameofyourcomputer/nameofshare /usr/etc/Win98Drive
3) Enter the password for your Win98 machine if asked.
4) Navigate to /usr/etc/Win98Drive. The entire filesystem of your Windows 98 machine should be in there.

nameofyourcomputer = the name of your Windows 98 machine on the network
nameofshare = the name of the drive share on your Win98 machine.

Hope this helps.
Cheers

Ovalteen
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies,

yours,
nature_priyan.
 
  


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