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Old 04-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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transfer data from a SATA external hard drive to a IDE internal hard drive


Hello, fellow techs, I'm tryinh to transfer data from my old laptop SATA hard drive to my linux desktop IDE hard drive (would like to make a duel-boot)but transfering the data at the moment has more priority

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Hi

How are you trying to transfer the data? over a network or do you have the drive in a usb caddie and what OS systems are they
 
Old 04-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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Well, if you have the data on an external disk and want to copy to an internal disk then just plug it in and copy the data.
 
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Sorry did'nt include that info --- old laptop hard drive has XP pro-sp3 and the desktop is running ubuntu 11.10
 
Old 04-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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i will get this postings right!!!__ ya- xp pro with sp3 and ubuntu 11.10 /xp pro (2.5 sata )is on the external drive which is a Sabrent usb 2.0 portable
 
Old 04-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #6
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Linux can read almost any file-system, so it is really simple as that: Plug in the drive and copy your data.
If you have a question or problem doing that it would help if you ask the question or tell us your problem. This community is knowledgeable, but we still aren't mindreaders.

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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You should be able to find the win laptop using nautilus just go to network, Then browse the network to find machine, and select the machine. The win machine must have file sharing enabled.

Do as Tobi said

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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Thanks TobiSGD that worked just like butter not sure what i tried doing before (dain bramage)I guess
 
  


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