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Re: File transfers between linux and windows?



RH can access NTFS partitions with read and write access
but RH dont recomend write access to NTFS partitions.You
need to customize the kernel to allow RH to access NTFS
partitions. FAT32 is the best bet i guess.

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 08:13:45 -0000
 "Allingham, Richard" <RAllingham imgworld com> wrote:
> 
> > Eric Evans said:
> > > Hi folks,
> > >
> > > On a dual-OS PC that has both Windows and RH Linux,
> what's
> > the best way
> > > to  transfer files from the Windows side to the Linux
> side or vice
> > > versa?  I  thought I heard somewhere that if you
> create a third
> > > partition that is FAT,  that you could access that
> > partition from either
> > > the Windows and Linux  partitions, so you could use
> this
> > third partition
> > > as a way to transfer  files back and forth.  Is there
> any
> > truth to this?
> > >  If so, how do you go  about accessing this FAT
> partition
> > from Linux?
> >
> > Richard S. Crawford (AIM: Buffalo2K)
> > Wow.  I have a dual-boot computer at home, but I don't
> think
> > I've accessed
> > the Winderz side since I built the box back in January
> 2003.
> >
> > Having said that, yes, a FAT32 partition is the way to
> go. 
> > Linux can read
> > FAT but not NTFS, and Windows can read FAT but not
> ext3.
> >
> 
> There are drivers available that allow Linux to mount an
> NTFS partition read-only and one to allow Windows to
> mount ext2/3 partitions again read-only. Depends on why
> you need to access files on both OSs as to whether this
> will suffice. http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ has the
> details.
> 
> Richard.
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