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Old 08-12-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
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Dual Boot


ok i got partition magic and i made a dual boot of slack and xp. and well what i wanted to know is i wanna slowly start transfering all of my stuff from my xp partition to the slack partition so i can erase the xp partition but um how do i do that lol???? someone told me a swap parition was a must so i made a 500 mb swap partition... and righ tnow my slack has like 32gb and my xp has i think like 16gb on it so like how do i transfer files from the xp to the slack. and clicking on my computer under xp dosn't work because it dosn't show my slack partition it only shows C: , i'll really appriciate any help thanx in advance.....
 
Old 08-12-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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u have to mount your xp partition.
I assume your xp on the first paritition on Primary Master which gives you the device code -- hda1.

so u can mount it with this few steps.

mkdir /mnt/winxp
mount /dev/hda1 -r /mnt/winxp

-r would give u a read-only access to c drive.
then you can use any "file explorer" to access your c drive at /mnt/winxp.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:13 AM   #3
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I'd say basically what he said, but it might be a problem especially if your partition is NTFS (Linux hates this) If that's the case and you can't mount it, go ahead and go to sourceforge, because they have plenty of drivers and tools,
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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the xp is ntfs and i think its secondary and i have a swap parition so it goes hda1=slack hda2=swap and hda3=xp i think but im not sure... well what do i need to do... in the mean time i'll check out sourcforge
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:26 AM   #5
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Slackware 9 supports NTFS out of the box. You can go ahead and do
the mount thing....

to be sure just do lsmod.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:30 AM   #6
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ismod?? sorry im a newbie??? whats that
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:44 AM   #7
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not ismod
but lsmod
as in L in small-cap lsmod.
it list the modules you have.

have you tried
mount /dev/hda3 -r /mnt/winxp
????
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:52 AM   #8
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ok it worked but now um how do i move the files like how do i get full access to it instead of just read only access????
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:19 AM   #9
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It is not recommended to write or delete files or whatever content in NTFS. In fact, I would strongly recommend against it.

But if you insist.

Just remove the -r from the mount command
as in

mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/winxp

If you can't manipulate files with this command, then you need to recompile your kernel to enable it. I personally have not even tried to manipulate files in NTFS, so I can't tell you the out come.

You can copy files from NTFS partition with read only access.

How you want to copy files you may ask.

from command line
1. cp -r /folder/u/want/to/copy /destination/u/want/
2. cp sourcefile destination
3. in gnome/kde/watever windowmanager use their file browser.
in gnome you will see "root" icon on your desktop. I think it is the same with kde. double click that. and you will know how to move around. (almost like Windows Explorer)
 
  


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