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Old 11-16-2004, 06:11 AM   #1
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Copy files to Windows partition

I am using Konqueror in Suse 9.1.
How can I copy some files from the normal Linux area to a WindowsXP NTFS partition on my c drive.
When I try it I just get a message "Could not write .. the file in question."

Old 11-16-2004, 06:17 AM   #2
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You typically cannot write to an NTFS partition. There are modules and drivers out there that support it, but it is not recommended, as you can make that NTFS drive unreadable under windows.

If you are like me, and don't really care, and will do it anyway, just to try it, and damn the torpedoes, then here you go....
Old 11-16-2004, 06:20 AM   #3
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writing NTFS is not supported under linux.

What u can do is download the program explore2fs with which you can read linux partitions from windows and copy them this way.

search it in google
Old 11-16-2004, 06:27 AM   #4
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If you have some space left on your harddisc, you could create a FAT32 partition for data exchange.
Old 11-16-2004, 08:23 AM   #5
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Have a look at Captive
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i could suggest something but it would involve reformating something.

way one: reformat XP onto a fat32 partition (you will need to activate XP again) and use the fat32 for data exchange.

way two: is to make a /home partition except format that as a fat32.

ps -- but indeed explore2fs would work.


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