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Old 12-11-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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reading linux with windows ???

I have installed Mandriva 2008 That I downloaded free.

I have 2 hard drives a 40 gig with windows XP AND a 100 gig with Mandriva on one partition and the other partition with pictures on it from windows but windows will not read it.

When I partitioned to install mandriva I told it to use the free space I assigned On the large drive but it seems it did something to the 39 gig I assigned to the windows pictures partition.
I want the pictures (*.jpg or *.jpeg) to be read from windows on the jump drive and I would like to make the partition which has the pictures on it and should but must not be a windows directory.

I can read the windows drive and I can read the windows partition with the pictures on it from mandriva but of course neither with the windows OS.

What I want to do is back up the file with pictures to a 2 gig jump drive or flash drive.

What I cannot figure out is a file system manager that I can use to drag and drop the files from one directory to another. I suppose from konsole or terminal I can move or copy or whatever but I want to learn the drag and drop thing and can't find it

I need to set permissions too and don't know how even when I'm in super user mode.

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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The file manager in KDE is called Konqueror it is a file manager/web browser, you should be able to set permissions with it if you right click and go to properties
Old 12-11-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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I use the ext2fsd driver on Windows to read and write to ext2/3 Linux partitions. Works great.

If you have all shared data in ext3 partitions, then it is easy to control permissions, groups, etc.
Old 12-12-2007, 01:24 AM   #4
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Regarding copying your pictures to the USB drive...

It would be much faster and easier if would just open a terminal and do 'cp * usbdrive' where 'usbdrive' is the location of your flash drive.

Yeah, drag and drop may be more "familiar," but that doesn'tm ean it's faster oreasier.


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