Transferring files from windows to linux.. help! :D
P4 1.8A Ghz
asus p4 s333 mobo
40gb seagate hd
2 120gb seagate hd (connected using a ide controller)
os: winxp and slackware 9.1
i had been using redhat linux 9 (dual booting with winXP) for a while, however recently i had been getting corrupted files when transferring between the windows drives and the linux drives. for example i download say a movie to /home/me (formatted in ext3) and then decide to transfer it to one of my fat32 windows partitions which i have allocated for movies so that both os's can use them.
and when i go to open the vid is is all garbled....same goes for music.
any ideas on why this happens? Well it doesn't really matter cos now ia m with slackware 9.1 formatted using (reiser fs) i am going to shift predominantly to linux meaning that both my 120gb drives are gonna be linux formatted (reiser fs) except for the seperate 40gb ntfs winxp hd... cos i realise that linux is for me (one thing i get annoyed with is the constant battle with root and normal user permissions ;))
I am going to get my friends hard drive (filled with all sorts of goodies) soon...as i accidentally deleted a lot of my files (don't ask!) and what i basically would like to know is wether i can count on being able connect his hd to my pc to transfer from his hd (ntfs) striaght to my linux hard drive...without corrupting his files or just getting corrupted files being written to my drives....perhaps i should just transfer them to MY winxp drive first and then transfer them to the linux drives..wat do u think is the way to go?
btw....is there id3V2 mp3 tags in linux...all i seem to see is id3V1...?
...also what linux formatting is the way to go for me?... i'm generally working with fairly large files and cherish speed. (i'm thinking of doing a reformat and setting things straight...)