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hey_joe 11-05-2003 10:18 AM

Question on File System and File Copying
I want to transfera file from W2k to Linux, it will fit on a floppy but Iím sure there will be a time when I want to copy a bigger file, can somebody tell me how to do it the floppy way if itís worth it and what mount command options to use to mount the Windows partition once Iím booted on Linux to do it the other way, I can see options for the mount command but not very clear examples.
( I would really like to just use Linux but being a domestic user in the UK, unless anybody out there knows an ISP I get the impression Iím stuck with Windows for the time being. )

TigerOC 11-05-2003 10:21 AM

Is your system dual boot?
If you are which I detect from what you are saying then do the following;
1. create a new mount point (directory) say called w2k under mount if you are in kde click on /mnt right click and create new -> directory -> w2k from a consol do mkdir /mnt/w2k.
2. You need to know the device where w2k is located eg /dev/hda1
3. as root go into /etc/fstab and create a new line
/dev/hda1 /mnt/w2k vfat defaults,umask=000 0 0
4. to check whether this is working prior to rebooting do mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/w2k.

having done this you should be able to browse the disk and drag and drop files the same as windblows except windblows cannot see linux files (ah the power of linux)

michaelk 11-05-2003 10:30 AM

One of the most common asked questions i.e how to mount a windows partition in linux. Have you searched the website yet? I'm assuming your asking about a dual boot computer.

On the linux side NTFS is read only, FAT32 is full read / write.

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