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> How To Transfer Files From A Windows Hd To A Linux
post Sep 26 2005, 06:27 PM
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I have recently installed Ubuntu Linux to a 300Gb HD. I have formatted the entire HD for Linux. I also have an old 15 GB HD with Windows XP on it. I need to transfer all my files (mainly mp3, and Word Docs) over to the linux HD all connected in the same machine.

The problem is that I have the Windows HD and the Linux HD physically in the same PC. Is this possible to transfer files from the Windows HD to the Linux HD?

I know how to do this using Samba if the HD's were in separate machines.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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post Sep 26 2005, 08:04 PM
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Step 1.
You need to identify where the drive is located and what partition you want to access.
1st controller master - /dev/hda
1st controller slave - /dev/hdb
2nd controller master - /dev/hdc
2nd controller slave - /dev/hdd
and so on.

If using SCSI then the first drive recognized is /dev/sda, the next /dev/sdb and so on.

Step 2.
A typical XP install would use the first partition /dev/hda1 but if you might have more then one. To see how your drive is partition perform the following steps. In a console window log in as root and type in the following command.
fdisk -l /dev/hdx (l is small L and x matches how the drive is connected )

Step 3.
Create a directory to use as a mount point.
mkdir /media/windows

Step 4.
Mount partition. In a console window type the following command.
mout -t ntfs /dev/hdxy /media/windows
(x is from step1. y is from step 2.)

Note: You need to be root to mount a partition not identified in the /etc/fstab file.

You can not browse and copy files at will. Just navigate to the /media/windows directory to see all your files.
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