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Old 07-25-2003, 05:54 AM   #1
rahul_jain_9684
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re: windows and linux file sharing


Hi Everybody

I am using Red Hat Linux 8.0 and windows 98 and XP on the separate disks

I want to share files between them

but the filenames which linux takes is the 8.3 format

isn't that long filename supported betwwen win and linux

plz help

rahul
 
Old 07-25-2003, 07:17 AM   #2
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It is easy to access your windows files from Linux, just mount it like this:

cd /mnt
mkdir redunantWindowsPartition
mount -t ntfs /dev/somehdpar redundantWindowsPartition

Where "somehdpar" is the partition containing your WinXP (for example /dev/hda1). I don't think you will be ablte to write to the WinXP partition, because it is NTFS5 (or something like that).

If this works, you could consider adding it to /etc/fstab
 
Old 07-28-2003, 01:47 AM   #3
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NTFS Partition

what u r saying may work fine with NTFS Partition

but i am using dual boot with win 98 and xp and all of the partitions on my harddisk are FAT32

i want that long filename support on the FAT32 partition form linux as is provided by my windows
 
Old 07-28-2003, 01:55 AM   #4
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It looks like what theCoffeeMug suggested is the nfs way of doing it. Is that right? Wouldn't pcnfs have to be installed on the winnt machine?

There's also the samba approach, using smbmount.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 03:42 AM   #5
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Long filenames on fat volumes have been supported by Linux for years. You need to be sure that either

1. is compiled in to your kernel, or
2. the module vfat is loaded

In case 1., you are done. Otherwise check if the file vfat.o is located somewhere below /lib/modules/<kernel version>/, and verify the file /etc/modules.conf (only when using autoloading).

Alternatively, do a modprobe vfat before mounting your windows disks.
 
  


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