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Old 10-12-2004, 10:19 PM   #1
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Data Transfer from Linux to Windows

I'am using Mandrake 9.2 and I just started using Azureus to download movies.I tried to copy the downloaded movies into the Windows XP directory but could not do it.Is there any way to do it?

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Old 10-12-2004, 11:32 PM   #2
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Linux doesn't support writing to NTFS, the file system that windows uses. This makes data transfer a little difficult from Liunux to Windows. There are some ways you can do this. If you have extra space on a drive, or an extra drive, you can make a FAT32 partition on it and use that for inter-OS data. There are also a few programs for windows that will rean a Linux partition. depending on what kind of file system that your Linux runs on you will need to find the appropriate program. Just google for 'ext2 for windows' or 'reiserfs for windows'. Check out this thread:

Hope that helps.
Old 10-12-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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I'll see what i can do.

Old 10-13-2004, 08:24 AM   #4
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I used Partition magic to repartition XP after dual booting with Linux -XP worked fine but Mandrake 9.2 could not sort out the new file structure.

there are Linux tools that will resize NTSF partitions (not guaranteed though) and make fat32 partitons eg diskdrake (part of Mandrake distro) i'd be inclined to use these tools before a windows tool based on my experience- a windows tool that reads Linux files would be a safer bet.

btw I made a fat32 win/Linux swop partition before installing Linux next time around -Partition magic is fine for this
Old 10-13-2004, 05:10 PM   #5
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If you have ext2 or ext3 file system on Linux you can try explore2fs - a Win application that can access Linux partitions. Google it.
Old 10-13-2004, 05:44 PM   #6
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If you have SSH server running you can use a windows program called WinSCP
it gives you an easy 'drag-and-drop' from any linux directory to your Windows desktop

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