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Old 04-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #46
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I appreciate all your help but... it looks like this is gonna be more trouble than its worth... If I have this much trouble hooking up a simple hard drive, I can imagine what awaits me when I try to run Windows programs under this OS?!?


Is there a barebones install that will at least allow me to transfer my data? If I can do that I will be able to play around with the other stuff later. My main concern is data transfer. Suggestions?

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:51 PM   #47
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The following thread suggests that Linux cannot use Windows Dynamic Volumes.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...c-disk-442330/

This link says that Windows Dynamic Volumes use the GPT partitioning scheme.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_Disk_Manager

That page also says that Linux should be able to use Windows Dynamic Volumes.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 11:55 PM   #48
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I appreciate all your help but... it looks like this is gonna be more trouble than its worth... If I have this much trouble hooking up a simple hard drive, I can imagine what awaits me when I try to run Windows programs under this OS?!?
That is likely to result in heartache and despair.

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Is there a barebones install that will at least allow me to transfer my data? If I can do that I will be able to play around with the other stuff later. My main concern is data transfer. Suggestions?
I would try to connect the disk to a Windows machine and transfer the data to a disk that is a Windows Basic Volume.

I wish that we could have been more helpful.

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Old 04-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #49
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I would atleast install hfsutils.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #50
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Thanks a ton for spending the evening with me! I'll get back to Linux oneday... it looks interesting, just not what I need this time around.
Cheers!
B
 
Old 04-12-2011, 12:32 AM   #51
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Not the quickest solution but...

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Hello Everyone,

I am brand new to Linux and have been very pleased thus far. I have run Windows forever and have several TB of data on IDE drives that I need to transfer to my SATA drives in my Linux box.

The IDE drives are all NTFS and I do have a USB external enclosure from which I would like to copy the files. The MoBo does have an IDE connector if you think that would be a better transfer option?

I installed Studio 64 http://www.64studio.com/ and really like it. This system is primarily my media editor and so I'll need to load/run a few other Windows apps as well. Your recommendations?

I'm hopeful that you can help me make this work.

Thx!
B
You might do little research into Samba. There is pretty good documentation available for it. I have this at the end of my /etc/samba/smb.conf file. (Ubuntu 10.10)

[My Linux Directory Name i.e.; home]
path = /home/my_user_name/home
; available = yes
valid users = my_user_name
read only = no
; browsable = yes
public = no
valid users = my_user_name


It sets up windows shares in linux and should let you access linux via your win machine when you setup your network on that end. Use the same usename and passwords on both OS's to get it working. This solution kind of assumes you will be able to talk to IDE drive which I haven't played with.

If you want to install xp and your programs on linux check out vmware player.

Hope it helps a little and doesn't confuse. :-)

Photon
 
  


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