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Old 03-23-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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Copying ReiserFS to NTFS

Hi folks!

I've got a massive 3.45 gig ISO sitting on my Gentoo Linux ReiserFS partition. The goal is to move it to my Windows XP NTFS partition. Any suggested software on how to do that?

Since writing to NTFS from linux is so dangerous, I figured the way to do this was to read the Reiser partition in Windows. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-23-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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AFAIK there is no reiser for Windows.
Look into captive-ntfs for ntfs write.
Or, make a big file in Windows, then go to Linux, format it in ext2 (the latest ntfs support can write, but changing filesize messes up stuff. not changing the filesize is ok), then copy the iso to the file, then use explore2fs to extract the iso from the file.
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Btw, let us know how you get on. The primary reason is that I've heard some people having intense problems moving around files greater than 2 Gb on any filesystem, something which I've never tried but am keen to find out about.
Old 03-24-2004, 06:11 AM   #4
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There is in fact a tool for windows called RFSTool
get it at:

works like a charm! And it does recursive copying!!!
Old 03-25-2004, 12:56 PM   #5
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Yeah this is really a nice piece of work. No problems copying it.
(referring to captive-ntfs)
Thanks to aaa for the tips!


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