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    is there anyway to move files from your a windows partition to a linux one?




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    ftp?
    Directly connect the two and linux should read the file system.

    What exactly are you trying to do.
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    you can use the mount command to mount the windows partition (/dev/hdaX) to /windrive or something (which is what I did). At any rate, you can transfer the files from partition to partition. I was using Caldera OpenLinux 2.2.
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    how whould i do that(i'm new to linux....)




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    What format is your Windows partition in? I hope its FAT/32, as from what I've read, the NTFS support under Linux is rather sketchy, as M$ refuses to release the source to NTFS, making the writing of a driver for it to be pretty much trial and error...

    I don't know what Linux your using, but here is the document I used when I was setting up my Win98 partition to be mounted on boot..
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    Originally posted by guerrillase7en
    how whould i do that(i'm new to linux....)
    Well, you'd figure out which partition windows was on by using (as root)

    Code:
    [root@comp /]# fdisk -l
    That should print out the list of all your partitions. You'll be able to identify your Win partition as vFAT, FAT, or NTFS (if you're dual booting WinNT/2k/XP and linux). If it's an NTFS partition, follow Matty's advice and check out that site, otherwise do the following (as root):

    Code:
    [root@comp /]# mkdir /mnt/win1
    [root@comp /]# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win1
    Note that if the partition you are trying to mount shows up as like, /dev/hda5 or something similar, you'll have to adjust the mount command to suit.

    Once you have it mounted, you just cd into /mnt/win1 and that's the root of the partition. So if /dev/hda1 is your only windows partition, then /mnt/win1 is the same as c:\ under Windows.

    If you want it persistent, then follow the instructions on the site that Matty gave out.
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    Thumbs up :)

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