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Old 03-26-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
Erick Sanabria Calvo
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Help with my NTFS partition

Hi everybody!
Im new on linux.I got the Ubuntu distribution, so I decided to install it on my computer in which I had already installed WinXp .Everything is Ok, both systems are running pretty good, but when I use Linux, I can't see the data from my WinXp partitions.
So I would like to have a little help, because I need to move some files from WinXp to Linux and I don't know what to do!
Old 03-26-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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List your hard drive partitions:
cat /proc/partitions
Typically, XP will be on the first partition on the first IDE drive, /dev/hda1

In that case, as root,
mkdir /mnt/xp
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/xp -o ro
ls /mnt/xp

You should now be able to read files from the XP partition and copy them where you want, say, /home/you/XP
su you
mkdir ~/XP
cp -R /mnt/xp/* ~/XP/
In place of the * you probably want your particular directories.

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