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i have no windows anymore i hate it.... im new to linux and want to know if there is any way to get info off of an ntfs formatted drive and get it into my ext3 drive.... its mostly music that i want, but some docs and files.... so is there any music player that supports read of ntfs, or anythign? HELP!
You don't need a music player that supports NTFS, you need a system that supprots it. Everything (with one or two excetions) access the filesystem via the kernel, so it is the kernel that determines whether you can read a drive or not.

Some distributions support NTFS out of the box and others don't. Generally, only read-only support is available since wrting is still experimental - Read-only should be all that you need however.

so there is reading support of ntfs? i use ubuntu... im not quite understanding... what do i DO to read the files on my ntfs partitions??? thanks.... ( i hate bein newb)
Open up a terminal and login as superuser :
su -

You need to find out the device file for the ntfs partition. Try with
fdisk -l

Next mount the device to a directory using
mkdir /media/win                                    #create the destination directory
mount /dev/hdaX /media/win/ -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222  #replace hdaX with your device file

Now you can read the files in ntfs drive from the /media/win directory
When I used to mount NTFS in Ubuntu I did it like that for one difference:

mount -t ntfs /dev/(device name, mostly sda1 or sdb1 or sdc1 etc.) /media/win

I believe my code is a little less complex, but I don't know if there is a large difference in outcome...
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