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Old 06-24-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Sharing files across Win98SE and Mandrake 9.1


I have an IBM T-22 laptop with Win98SE installed on it. I have installed Mandrake 9.1 on it as a dual-boot. Gnome is the window manager.
Using Nautilus I am able to see the Windows partition. What I want to know is if I do a chmod 777 to enable everyone to read my files can I do a "cp" to copy those files to the Windows partition and access them under Windows? If not, how can I do this?

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Old 06-24-2004, 11:24 AM   #2
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u have to mount ur fat32 partition (which it sounds like uve alrdy done) but u cannot change the permissions on fat32 (because fat32 doesnt even have permissions). u can "cp" ur files to that partition only as root, because only root has rwx to that partition. but i dont see why u would want to copy ur work and have it in 2 locations
 
Old 06-24-2004, 12:57 PM   #3
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ctejas:
I plan to copy the files to the Win98SE partition and then move them via network to my desktop, where I plan to burn them to a DVD. The DVD burner I have uses software that was written for Windoze.
I don't know Samba yet, so I have to use the Windoze network.
If I move the files to the Win98SE partition as root, do I have to massage them to make them viewable under FAT32? I expect I cannot do something as simple as

cp -R /home/user/directory /mnt/win_c

or can I? I would think I would have to tell the system to change the files in some way so that Win98SE could read them.

I am sure this question has been asked before but I have been unable to find the threads. If you know where I can find a similar thread please let me know.

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Old 06-24-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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if u are moving the files form linux to the fat 32 patition then only root can transfer the filrs to the windows. and according to me they will be viewable under windows.and u can share them as u share the files over the network.
try it.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 01:55 PM   #5
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no, u do not have to change the file in anyway, a simple cp command will do the job. but yes, u have to do it as root, only root can write to the mounted windows partition. they will be viewable under either file system, ext2/3 or fat32. i think u can use something like dvdrecord to write dvds, ive never used it but ive heard it works. but u should read up on samba (its wonderful and configure it, its much simpler than moving all that data around and having the same thing in multiple places. doesnt mandrake even have some Xconfig program for samba?
 
Old 06-24-2004, 03:03 PM   #6
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ctejas and prashant chavan:
Thank you for your input. It worked!
I'm very surprised. I thought it would be more difficult than that.
As you have probably guessed, I'm very new to Linux. I am currently trying to learn the Command Line Interface and do not want to confuse myself with too much. This means I am leaving Samba and the other advanced topics alone until I am comfortable with the CLI. This also means that with the exception of making a boot disk for LNX-BBC I have not used cdrecord.
Thanks again.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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I have a similar setup and Mandrake mounted the fat32 partition by default as 777 so I am able to read and write to it using my account, I haven't had to su to root to move anything yet. I'm running MDK 10 now but have run 9.1 and 9.2 the same way.
 
  


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