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Old 03-25-2005, 01:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation passing winXP files to LINUX

i want to use linux,but i do not know if i will be able to use my files on linux,
like the pictures, text files,games,demos and everything you can imagine
i have over 30GB of memory and i don't know if i will be able to run the data or if i must change the format and if so, how?
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Hi and welcome to LQ

Linux can read from both FAT32 and NTFS, but can only safely write to FAT32. Any of your office docs should be able to be used under Linux, though you may lose some formatting and macros. If you load up the win32 codecs, you will be able to use your videos and music. Your games may well need Cedega from Transgaming to work under Linux.
Old 03-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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You could mount your Windows-partition with root to access your pictures and text files,

FAT16/FAT32: mount -t vfat /dev/hdax /mnt/x/ (hdax = your windows partition 1,2,3) /mnt/x/ (mount to folder...)
ntfs: mount -t ntfs /dev/hdax /mnt/x/
(NTFS isn't supported by all linux kernels, but there's a project on sourceforge which can make your kernel able to read NTFS (It can't write (yet))

Linux isn't probably able to run all your (demo) games which you use on Windows, however you could try to run it with WINE, Cedega...
Old 03-25-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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Kernel 2.6.15 can now write ntfs (documented as "Partial (but safe) write support"
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