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Old 10-19-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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Accessing windows partition from Ubuntu

I want to know how I can view my Windows Partition (NTFS) from Linux (Ubuntu) and vice-versa (if possible).
I have not setup my net connection on Ubuntu as yet, so I download apps from Windows. I want to access them from Linux.

Thanks in advance,

P.S: I am a BIG (yeah...really big) n00b in linux

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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Assuming your /etc/fstab was set up correctly by Ubuntu, then your windows drive should be located in /media

ls /media
Should be a directory in there that is Windows. If not, then post your /etc/fstab
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Windows generally can't see linux partitions. If you're dual booting, it is usually best to have a shared FAT32 partition. Both linux and Windows can read and write to FAT32.
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Thanks pljvaldez & Micro420, that really did help
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For enhanced ntfs support (read/write), you may be interested in ntfs-3g. For reading ext2/3 from Windows, you may be interested in Ext2 IFS
I hope that helps.


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