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Old 07-10-2003, 05:32 PM   #1
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Access a Windows Partition in Linux


I tried searching for this topic but couldn't really find anything so if someone could help me (or point me to a link that could help me) I would be very appreciative

I plan on installing Windows XP on a 15gb partition (160gb total drive space) and then installing RH9...

How would I go about accessing my RH9 files through windows and my windows files through RH9?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-10-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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Re: Access a Windows Partition in Linux

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Originally posted by izibo
I plan on installing Windows XP on a 15gb partition (160gb total drive space) and then installing RH9...

How would I go about accessing my RH9 files through windows and my windows files through RH9?
unless i'm mistaken, windows won't be able to recognize your linux filesystem. to read windows files from linux, you will have to mount the appropriate drives (search google.com/linux for how to mount the windows drive/s once you are set up. it is not difficult, and you can modify your /etc/fstab file to do it automatically every time you boot).

one way to share files from when you are in linux that you want to be able to access in windows would be to set up a FAT32 "transfer" partition on which to store the files. i think linux can recognize (or be made to recognize NTFS), but it still might be a bit dodgy. better to use FAT32 and just transfer what you need from linux to the FAT32, and then access them from XP.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 06:24 PM   #3
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Let me add this to your information.

In XP, you must change the security of your folders and files, both for sharing, and to let any user have full read/write access to the files, or else you'll only be able to read them in Linux. If the folders and files are marked Read Only (which XP does by default), you'll not be able to copy them in your Linux partition. I'm sure you've already read this from your Google/Linux search, or from searching these forums.

Something is wrong in my XP now, for they change will not stay changed. That's okay though, for as soon as I learn The Gimp a little better, and learn something to replace PageMaker, I'll format my XP drive and put another Linux distro in it's place.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:43 PM   #4
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to access linux files while in windass, see here:

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm


works great too
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:09 PM   #5
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Chinaman, why dont you try Scribus as a replacement to Pagemaker

Scribus home page:
http://web2.altmuehlnet.de/fschmid/
 
Old 07-11-2003, 02:12 PM   #6
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vinay_s_s

Thanks. You are the second to suggest Scribus, but the first to post the link to obtain it. I will download now and try it out.

If you've any other suggestions concerning it, or anything else, I'll gladly receive them.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:32 PM   #7
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Windows files from Linux...

type "mkdir /mnt/windows"

Say that your windows partition is hda1

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

will do the trick. Then you can open it up in konquerer or nautilus.

Make sure to format your windows partition as FAT32 and NOT NTFS!!! Otherwise, access will only be read only.

You might have issues because the fat32 filesystem has no support for 'nix permissions and so root can only access these files. I have had previous issues with SuSE 8.2 and this.

==========

As for Linux files from windows, I suggest explore2fs also.

Last edited by enigmasoldier; 07-11-2003 at 06:34 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 06:43 PM   #8
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You can access any partition of Windows.
Under super user it is usually mounted at:
/mnt/
For my computer Windows XP has these partitions:
/mnt/win_c/
and
/mnt/win_d/
Both can be accessed via Linux.

Also, all Windows files are viewable in any account.

Last edited by InSane103; 07-11-2003 at 06:47 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 10:53 PM   #9
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i thought linux couldnt read NTFS partitions...?
 
Old 07-11-2003, 11:08 PM   #10
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Linux and NTFS

Linux supports NTFS filesystems as readonly if your kernel is compiled to support it.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 12:11 AM   #11
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Yes, Mandrake 9.1 can read NTFS but not write.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 12:33 AM   #12
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oh, ok.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 01:51 AM   #13
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Kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk
 
  


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