Thread: Copy files from Red Hat to XP
October 23rd, 2003, 10:40 AM #1
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Copy files from Red Hat to XP
I have RedHat with ext3 and windows XP with NTFS, how can i copy a file from RedHat so i will be able to see it in XP? Thanks
October 23rd, 2003, 10:43 AM #2
I don't believe you can safely copy files to NTFS. Last I heard, that could really mess things up.
Although . . . a quick Google, turned up the Linux NTFS Project
October 23rd, 2003, 10:49 AM #3
Yeah, ER's right - it's not recommended if you value your XP installation.
I've heard that SuSe has NTFS write support in their latest release but I know that RedHat doesn't. They don't even have read-only support for NTFS built in - you have to configure that in yourself.
I'd just burn what you need to the cd and they copy if back into XP's hard drive if you need the information. If you have the extra hard drive space you could make a common partition formatted with fat32 that both OS's could read.
This is all irrelevant if you're not dual-booting (both OS's are on different machines). Let us know either way.Where's Lunch?
October 23rd, 2003, 03:41 PM #4
You *can*. Support is getting better for NTFS writes, but you had better check the partition before you reboot
If you do want to do it you can just compile the module quick off the kernel source and it is possible. Do look at the Linux NTFS project. I however would not reccomend it as it is still BETA and has been known to hose a file system or two.
October 23rd, 2003, 04:16 PM #5
Why couldnt you just have a FAT, or FAT32 partition and copy from the linux partition to that partition? Then copy from the FAT partition to the NTFS partition? Too many stages?
Edit ; didnt read scotts reply.
October 24th, 2003, 09:52 PM #6
ever hear of samba,
I can transfer a file from open office on the red hat system to the microsoft office word file on the xp=pro sistem with ntfs useing samba on each system.
October 25th, 2003, 01:17 PM #7
There's another way
There is a program for windows. I haven't used it and can't comment on it. But it claims to read ext2 partitions (Ext3 is backwards compatible with ext2 btw, and can be mounted as such)
Don't know how much use this will be, but its as good as anything else here.
NTFS support in the kernel has been scrapped and started again. ATM you can only write files that already exist and of the same size. Which I can't see being much use. Take a look at that. It may interest you._____
October 25th, 2003, 01:37 PM #8
Samba, or more specifically smbmount would work fine if he wanted to write to another computer on the network.
However any writes to a local NTFS partition are going to require ntfs write support in the kernel.
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