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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.....
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/
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
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
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)