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Old 08-15-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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Link of Linux file in Windows Partition


Hi,Suppose I gave a shortcut to a Linux file in Windows partition and say it is a txt file than will it open from Windows and will I be able to modify it?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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No. Windows cannot write to a Linux partition. If, however, you had a shared fat32 partition and the link pointed there (both in Windows and Linux) you could.
 
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Thanks a lot...but what is shared partition ? i mean I have mounted my all windows partition on Linux.Do I have to change there permission or something like that ...?
 
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When I said shared partition, i meant a data partition formatted as fat32 - both Windows and Linux can read and write to a fat32 partition. What are your Windows partitions formatted as?
 
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ya they are all FAT32..
 
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Then Linux should be able to view them. Check your /mnt directory - you should have a /mnt/win or /mnt/win-c or somesuch. Which distro are you using?
 
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Yes you will be able to modify the file but linux and window text files use different end of line characters and if this is a configuration file some applications like apache do not like the extra end of line character. You can convert it back using linux applications but to avoid the extra step I use the windows application TextPad because it will save a file in either format.
 
  


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