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Old 04-16-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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How do I access Windows files on my HDD from Linux?

I have one computer with a dual boot (Red Hat 8 & XP) with two HDD's. One 40GB purely for XP, one 60GB with 40GB for Windows and 20GB for Linux.

How do I access/share files between the disks/partitions?

I've heard of Samba but only one Operating system runs at any one time so I don't see how this'll work. Is there another way or a way to get the files shared?

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-16-2003, 12:38 PM   #2
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You can mount a windows drive from within Linux. Try searching on this site as this is asked and answered almost on a daily basis.

Samba BTW is for sharing files across a network between *nix and Windows..
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When you installed redhat you had the option to select your windows partition as a mount point. Now you will need to manually add it.
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It can be done through KDE, unless RH has done something to KDE. Just right click and you will see the option.
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