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Old 07-01-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
Mearmortal
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Xfering Files from XP to Linux


I've been downloading drivers for Linux however now I've installed Linux I can't seem to get to them. I have a Lexar USB Stick, can I use that?

The other thing is my Modem is USB and is recognised by Mandrake but I don't have drivers yet.

Any Suggestions please.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 06:58 PM   #2
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yes you can use a usb stick w/linux

mkdir /mnt/usbstick
mount /dev/sd* /mnt/usbstick (sd* would be the sticks device name i.e. sd1, sda1, sda2, etc.

then you should be able to copy files from the sticks directory to you hard drive.
good luck.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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I created a vfat partition that both XP and Linux recognize for the purpose of transfering files back and forth. I believe you can read directly from the NTFS partition if your kernel supports it, but someone else will have to give you more details on that. If the USB drive works under Linux, you could just put the drivers on there from XP, reboot into Linux, and put them wherever they need to be.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:42 PM   #4
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Yep, thats what I have too. I have a 80 gig HD with 40 of it NTFS for XP, 15 gigs Fat32 (vfat), and the rest is used for Linux ext2 and swap space. I love it. I can copy files from NTFS to Ext2 directly, but I cant write to NTFS. My Fat32 lets me do that. I can transfer files back and forth so I just basically leave files for storage on fat32. I also used Fat32 to download the whole Suse9.1 and then I just burned the boot.iso and installed Suse onto Ext2 by telling the boot to read it straight from fat32. Works great.
 
  


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