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jackdw
post Aug 22 2006, 05:08 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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My friends computer recently took a turn for the worst. It's a windows XP computer, I've tried everything I can to make it boot but it won't.
My friend uses Linux alot, I never thought much of it until now. I asked him if it was possible for Linux to read a NTFS disk. He said yes, with linux 10.1, which I borrowed off him. Ok, I installed it etc great, it works, looks good.

This is what I need to do.

Grab a few folders with very important work on from his hard drive and network it to my windows PC which has enough space for the files. My friend said it should work, I had all my window's PC shares up, created a folder, was about to copy and paste his files from '40g media' and it comes up with "Permissions denied"

How can I access this drive and save his work?

Come on, make me like linux biggrin.gif

Thanks
-Jack

EDIT: I'm a real newbie at all this linux so I'll tell you this. It's Linkux 10.1 and I use KDE 3.5 and the computer it's on has a 750mhz AMD duron, 512mb of RAM. A 18gb hard drive with a few partitions, 5gb to linux and of course the 40gb hard drive I'm trying to get files off.
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michaelk
post Aug 22 2006, 06:32 PM
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Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
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I've never heard of linkux. Do you know if it is based on another distribution?
BTW there is no such thing as linux 10.1.

Were you trying to copy files via windows explorer to your PC or someother file transfer application? Or did you mount the windows shares on your linux PC? I assume its the latter. How did you configure your shares and samba? Not enough information provided but you probably need to add a smb password.

smbpasswd -a user (make it your regular user)
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