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Old 08-16-2003, 02:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy Backed up Windows Files on Linux; Can't Recover them to Windows


I recently had a huge Windows error that prevented me from even re-entering Windows. Needless to say, I was panicked, so I opened up Linux (which waits on my second HD) and copied about 9gb over from my /mnt/windows folder.

Now that I have Windows back up and running, I've come into a problem. I don't know how to get stuff back from Linux onto Windows without burning it. If you can answer anyone of these questions, I'd appreciate it.

1) How do I make my /mnt/windows writeable in Linux? So far it's read-only, and I can't seem to change that, even as root.

2) How do I send stuff over a home network to other computers? If I can do this, I can then relay my files back to my own computer in Windows.

3) Is there a program that let's you read and copy data from Linux-formatted partitions from a Windows (2000) envirornment? If so, please, PLEASE, link me.

Any help would be appreciated.

-MadFunk
 
Old 08-16-2003, 02:51 AM   #2
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1. Post up your /etc/fstab Depends on the filesystem it was, but it's likely just a umask problem (search the site for umask fstab fat32)

2. You can do this with several options: Samba, HTTP (apache), NFS (if all *nix), FTP ( www.proftpd.org ), SSH (scp)...

3. Explore2fs is probably what you are looking for, do a google for it
There is 1 more, but I cannot remember the name.

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Old 08-16-2003, 02:51 AM   #3
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Partition a space in your First HDD with FAT32. Then using Linux to move your files in there. Log into Windows and boom, there it is.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:00 AM   #4
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what format is your windows partition? if it's ntfs you can't write to it from linux (well, you could but it would screw things up, last time i checked the linux drivers weren't up to it) and if you don't want to burn the files or do networking, which isn't my thing at all, you'll have to convert your windows partition to fat32. my advice, if you do indeed have a "ntfs" partion and haven't accumulated any new files on windows 2k that you need, reinstall windows and when doing your partioning on the setup make sure you make a "fat" (really fat32) partion. it is possible to change a ntfs partion to fat32, but last i checked the only thing that can do that is a commercial windows application called PartitonMagic by PowerQuest (great program fyi). after you've got yourself a fat32 partion, or if you already do, its just a question of mounting, which you probably know how to do, or are able to look up. hope it helps.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:05 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot, MasterC, Explore2FS did the job amazingly well. I'd like to thank you for the almost immediate response, and I'd like to thank the other posters for their input as well.

I've got a bumpy Linux road ahead of me, but maybe I'll convert so that I'll never have to worry about NFTS again
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:07 AM   #6
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You're welcome, glad I could help

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Old 08-16-2003, 08:16 PM   #7
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hey in response to question 3:

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm

haven't tried it but I'm about to right now
 
  


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