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Old 07-27-2005, 04:33 AM   #1
Nigel Robinson
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copying files from linux to windows


Can anybody suggest a solution
I am new to linux. I have a dual boot sysyem running windows XP or linux
fedora core 64 bit version.

I need to copy the contents of a whole drive (which was copied from a
windows based disc to linux) back to windows. I did this because of a
problem with the disc which became inaccessible under windows. The files are
intact on the linux drive.

Now I could burn them onto DVD discs and then copy them into windows, but
that is a long way round (over 60 gb) and some of the files are long video
files which are bigger than can fit onto a DVD disc (my DVD writer only
works ith single layer 4.7gb discs and some of the videos are well over that
(10 to 20 gb))

I would like to either get software which I can run on windows which would
allow me to acccess the linux drive (prefered) or something running in linux
which would copy the files to my windows disc (less prefered because I am
less experienced with linux and very weak working in command mode)

If any kind angel of mercy can help I would be most grateful to you.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:40 AM   #2
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use explorefs

U CAN ACCESS THE LINUX FILESYSTEM FROM WINDOWS USING SOFTWARE CALLED "explorefs"

ok.................................................
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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calm down rohit. less of the caps lock!!

what is your windows hdd formatted as?

if its NTFS i wouldn't bother trying from linux. last time i heard the supposrt for reading ntfs wasn't great.
if its fat32 then its nice and easy

try googling to look for utilities like what rohit suggested.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:27 AM   #4
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You could also use a liveCD such as Knoppix, by doing "captive ntfs" which then allows you to write to ntfs drives. Then you can drag your files from the linux hard drive to the windows hard drive using konqueror.

However as rohit-sk pointed out "explorefs" is a great app to use from within windows.

Also keep Knoppix around in case either hard drive crashes. Knoppix allows you to access and retrieve you files from a crashed hard drive. And you can do it without having to use the command line.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:44 AM   #5
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captive ntfs is all well and good but its memeory management was pretty poor as i rememebr and it'll probably run out of memory at some point
it might be better now tho. its been over a year since i last used it
 
Old 07-27-2005, 09:08 AM   #6
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It has worked for me flawlessly (so far), I use knoppix and UBCD a lot when repairing pc's, and that particular feature has been a life saver when having to retrieve files that my customers (they usually have two drives both in ntfs format) want to keep.

However liveCD's in general have worked great for me when repairing or retrieving files from crashed hard drives. Many times I go to someone's house with only a liveCD and an extra hard drive (just in case they don't have an extra system for me to save their files to). But thankfully with Linux there is always a choice, and I have used explorefs on many occasions back in my dual booting days. It's an excellent program.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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Re: use explorefs

Quote:
Originally posted by rohit-sk
U CAN ACCESS THE LINUX FILESYSTEM FROM WINDOWS USING SOFTWARE CALLED "explorefs"
---I myself tried that and it works out. The only flaw that I see is that it sometimes crashes window$ explorer if you dig too deep in the ext3 directory tree.....don't know if this has happened ever to anyone....

Juanja.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #8
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That is why it is good to create a logical FAT32 shared partition so you can access files universally.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:35 AM   #9
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quite right ddos yourself (kudos on the name - frequently do. i'm working on a DDoS detection and avoidance system!)

its also good to format all your drives to ext3 and not use windows at all!
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:44 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by pats if its fat32 then its nice and easy[/B]
If it's fat32 it's a non-starter. He said he had files as big as 10-20gigs, and fat32 can't handle files bigger than 4gigs (and usually can't handle files over 2gigs).
 
Old 07-27-2005, 12:25 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by pats
quite right ddos yourself (kudos on the name - frequently do. i'm working on a DDoS detection and avoidance system!)

its also good to format all your drives to ext3 and not use windows at all!
---Oh, yeah...!!!
 
Old 07-27-2005, 03:41 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by pats
quite right ddos yourself (kudos on the name - frequently do. i'm working on a DDoS detection and avoidance system!)

its also good to format all your drives to ext3 and not use windows at all!
Haha! It actually came from a joke with my friend. We were arguing and I told him to DDOS himself as a joke. DDOS substituting f*ck haha!
 
  


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