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Old 04-08-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
ludwig W
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File transfers from Suse to Windows


Hi,
Upon installing Suse 9.2, my Windows partitions were immediately recognised and I could copy files from my Windows NFTS partitions to my Suse partition (Reisers). However, I can't copy files the other way , i.e. from Linux to Windows.
Is this possible and if so, can someone give me an idea of how to do it?

Thanks
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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You can't write to the NTFS filesystem, even with the NTFS driver that lets you view it (changing the mounting in fstab doesn't work either).
There's supposedly a new program called Captive that can do it by basically emulating NTFS (kinda like wine does with windows, i think).
The site wasn't up when I just tried it, but google 'captive linux ntfs' and you'll find it.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:38 PM   #3
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Re: File transfers from Suse to Windows

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Originally posted by ludwig W
Hi,
Upon installing Suse 9.2, my Windows partitions were immediately recognised and I could copy files from my Windows NFTS partitions to my Suse partition (Reisers). However, I can't copy files the other way , i.e. from Linux to Windows.
Is this possible and if so, can someone give me an idea of how to do it?

Thanks
Samba > http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Samba or FTP.

EDIT: What I had set up in a Network I once managed was a bunch of Win95,98 systems that all had WS_FTP on them. The UNIX systems all had anonymous ftp login enabled. So what you have then is a window that you can drag n drop files to on the Windows system and from the Linux box. As long as you selected to have the remote host refresh and the local system refresh or did it manually it worked out well and the O/S never mattered.

WS_FTP is shareware and is available at http://www.ipswitch.com. They also have a server version of it.

(oops, you meant the same computer with a dual-boot. my tips are for different computers)

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Old 04-09-2005, 04:14 AM   #4
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Re: Re: File transfers from Suse to Windows

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Samba > http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Samba or FTP.

EDIT: What I had set up in a Network I once managed was a bunch of Win95,98 systems that all had WS_FTP on them. The UNIX systems all had anonymous ftp login enabled. So what you have then is a window that you can drag n drop files to on the Windows system and from the Linux box. As long as you selected to have the remote host refresh and the local system refresh or did it manually it worked out well and the O/S never mattered.

WS_FTP is shareware and is available at http://www.ipswitch.com. They also have a server version of it.

(oops, you meant the same computer with a dual-boot. my tips are for different computers)
Hi,

Yes, I've set up networks too, with Linux and windows pc's on them and have copied files from one to the other with Samba.
However, on a dual boot system, it seems that it's not possible to write to NTFS partitions, as mikevicious
said.
I will check out Captive, though.

Thanks
 
Old 04-10-2005, 09:09 AM   #5
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the simply fact of the matter is,

If you are going to work with Linux, then you'll have to stop using M$ properity filesystem, NTFS.

NTFS only works with M$....
just like 90% of everything else M$.

So, reformat, and just use fat32
 
Old 04-10-2005, 10:30 AM   #6
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I'm thinking about a larger hard disk soon.
When I do it will have NTFS for Win2000 (Still need it occasionally), FAT partition for common access and Suse (getting most of the space as i use it most of the time.

Regards

Luke
 
Old 04-10-2005, 11:41 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by bonito
the simply fact of the matter is,

If you are going to work with Linux, then you'll have to stop using M$ properity filesystem, NTFS.

NTFS only works with M$....
just like 90% of everything else M$.

So, reformat, and just use fat32
So, are you saying that if the disk was fat32, then you could write to it from Linux?
 
Old 04-10-2005, 11:47 AM   #8
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Yes! But I favour the solution of collieman. Running Windows XP/NT/2000 on FAT32 will have some disadvantages (missing rights-managment). I also appreciate the separation of the different OS's. Why would I want to change system parameters from another OS and risk to damage the system? A data-exchange partition is to my opinion the best solution.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 01:03 PM   #9
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good point.
So, a solution is to have a fat32 partition as a data-transfer partition?
 
Old 04-10-2005, 01:16 PM   #10
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Yes.
The size of such a partition depends on the amount of data you would like to shuttle from Linux to Windows. The other way round is no problem, since Linux can read from NTFS. So only data that you produce on the Linux system and want to have available in Windows needs to be transfered to this partition.
 
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Having a shared fat32 partition will definitely work - I'm currently dual booting Fedora Core 3 and WinXP, and I have a large partition set up for my mp3s, so that I can access them from either OS.
 
  


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