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Old 06-04-2003, 09:54 AM   #1
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Question How do I share Netscape Mail on a multi-boot laptop?


Okay, I see two options:

1) use wine to run netscape from the winXP partition when running linux.

2) figure out how to set the local folders and user profiles to live on the shared fat32 partition.

I'd prefer option two, because it allows me to explore the differences between windows Netscape and linux Netscape, and it doesn't require that I keep windows on the laptop forever.

So, the question is:

How do I change where the local folders and user profiles are (in both windows and linux Netscape installs), to be on the fat32 partition so that each Netscape install will share, regardless of which I'm running? Specifically, I want to be able to save mail to the local folder and still see it there from the other OS.

My current setup is Sony Vaio PCG-GRV670,
512M ram, 40G hd, 2.6G P4:

hda1 - 15G, ntfs, winXP, C:
hda2 - 5G, fat32, D:
hda3 - 20G, extended
hda4 - 500M, ext2, Slack9, /boot
hda5 - 1G, swap
hda6 - 9G, reiserfs, Slack9, /
hda7 - 9G, ext3, Slack8.1, /

but, I'm still deciding what would be best.

Thanks for any tips or experiences.

-bbeers
 
Old 06-04-2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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one thing that may suprise you, is that you can use
eudora in windows, and make a link in your kmail
directory to your eudora mail spool, and you can read
eudora mail with kmail.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 10:53 AM   #3
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Thanks,

I've never tried eudora, I have used kmail on another machine, but I prefer the idea of a common interface (netscape) independent of OS, distro, and desktop.

I thought of a third option ...

3) leave mail messages on the server.

But that will eventually lead to trouble, won't it. ;-)

-bbeers
 
Old 06-04-2003, 11:36 AM   #4
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maybe if you used the same version of netscape or
mozilla the mail spool format would be the same.
netscape and mozilla's is binary i think. kmail and
eudora use text. that's why it's easy to use
backup your .netscape mail file, and make a symlink
to the netscape mail spool on your windows drive.
back up your netscape mail in both first. Maybe i'll try
this sometime this week for you, and see myself.
anyway, it's a lot easier than using wine.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 12:47 PM   #5
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I thought of a third option ...

3) leave mail messages on the server.

But that will eventually lead to trouble, won't it. ;-)
No, I do that with 2 OSs with netscape & mozilla, everything is fine.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 01:43 PM   #6
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No, I do that with 2 OSs with netscape & mozilla, everything is fine.
Until the server complains that your/my mailbox is full!

And, I can see in the settings for local folder that I can specify the local directory of the "Local Folders", so maybe I can move the winXP netscape local folder to D:\something, then make a symlink in the linux netscape to point to the relocated winXP folder now on D:\something.

But I'm not sure how the salted profile folders will like it.

-bbeers
 
Old 07-07-2003, 05:17 AM   #7
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Hello, i hope still one of you will read this since last post was about three months ago. Does anybody know how i get Netscape 4.75 email and itīs v preferences on OS Windows 98SE import to Netscape 7.02 on SuSE 8.1? Because the Import Utility from Netscape doesnīt work, means it looks for an installed netscape on SuSE 8.1 but not for folder on the windows partition (it is mouted but you canīt tell him) even though it wonīt help just to copy the folders because the structured changed. Iīd be really glad if someone could help me.

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