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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by pinger, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. pinger

    pinger Thread Starter

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    I would some how like to modify my NOPIX distro to connect to a windows share. Meaning boot up off of NOPIX, access the partition, and then copy all files to a drive on a windows share. Is this possible?
     
  2. tsunam

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    If the partition is NTFS, the short answer is no. If its Fat32 then that's a yes. Linux can not write to windows NTFS, without most likely destroying the partition.

    To mount either you do a

    mount /dev/hda(whatever the windows partition is) /mnt/windows -t ntfs(fat32)
    you can also add it to your /etc/fstab file so it automatically mounts it. Just follow the format of one of the other sections.

    On a live CD the former is the only way, in a installed knoppix install the latter will make it easier whenever you want to do it.
     
  3. I Fix 4 U

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    you can write to /networked/ ntfs drives as windows and samba will handle that b/c its really using the network files system. just like windows 98 can write to networked xp's even if they use ntfs. normally win98 cant directly write to that partition. there is a program called captive ntfs for linux that will write to ntfs but its unstable. it has its ups and downs.
     
  4. pinger

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    Ok,

    Adding those lines will mount the Fat32 Partition, cool... now how would I go about mapping to a windows computer? Which file would I have to modify to see let's say a share called data on 192.168.1.5 which is a windows computer.
     
  5. I Fix 4 U

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    are u asking how to share files with a networked windows computer?
     
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