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Old 03-16-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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how do you swap files from windows to fedora core 2

i have windows xp and fedora core 2 installed on the same hardrive. what i want to do is put files that i have downloaded for my wireless network card to be placed on my linux part of the disk.
is there a program i can use or something?

thanking you in advance
Old 03-16-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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I am a newbie too but I think you have to mount the windows partition first...
mount /dev/x/ /y/windows
where x is the partition windows is installed and y is the directory where mounted file systems are copied to...
/mnt or /mount something like that
but before this comand please check the directory /mnt and if there is no windows directoru create it...
after that you can easily copy the files from win to linux
Old 03-17-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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There is an RPM that you need to download in order for your linux to "see" your windows partition if it is formatted as NTFS I forget what it is but just do a google search for NTFS-Kernel and you will find it. It depends on which version your are running so use the uname -r command to determine your version. Yes you do need to mount your windows partition as well after you have installed it. (Use the mount command like this mount /dev/hda# /mnt/windows --# is the number of whatever partion your windows is on and windows being a file that you have to create because it is not already there.)
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These URL's will get you going as far as mounting NTFS if you are running NTFS.

After you update your kernel you will probably need to share the folder that has the files you want to transfer. Make sure you check ther permission on the windows folder so you can get into it from FC.

Then inside FC open a terminal and become su. Then "mkdir /mnt/whatevernameyouwant" i.e. "mkdir /mnt/winxp"

after you have a place to mount the windows directory type in:

mount -t smbfs -o username=your_user_name //win_name/share_name /mnt/what_ever_you_named_this _dir

after you are mounted just cp the file over or run it from where it is. Caution, the kernel module will both read and write to NTFS but everything I read says that you should not write to NTFS. I have not tried it yet to see what happens, just be aware.



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