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Hi. I need to copy many files from my old XP drive to my Linux drive. I've attempted to look at some threads that have suggested how to do this ...
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    FC3 reading WindowsXP drive


    Hi.
    I need to copy many files from my old XP drive to my Linux drive. I've attempted to look at some threads that have suggested how to do this but instructions about 'mount point' do not make sense to me.

    I know I'll need to 'mount' the drive but am unsure of what to specify.

    Here is a look of what is in this machine:

    [root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l /dev/hda

    Disk /dev/hda: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 4079 32764536 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hda2 4080 4092 104422+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 4093 19929 127210702+ 8e Linux LVM

    [root@localhost ~]# df -hT
    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
    ext3 119G 2.9G 110G 3% /
    /dev/hda2 ext3 99M 8.8M 85M 10% /boot
    none tmpfs 125M 0 125M 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1 vfat 32M 18M 14M 58% /media/usbdisk


    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Hmm. Just noticed there is no mention of the XP drive. I believe it is formated as HPFS. I guess the commands I used were to show the drives known to Linux.
    What command would I use to show the other drive?

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    FC is one of the few distros that can't read NTFS, if you do a search of this site with the words, 'mount NTFS" in the Fedora/Redhat forum, you should be able to find the info you need.
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    looks like your XP is installed in a FAT32 partition. Try the following:

    Code:
    # mkdir /mnt/winxp
    # mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/winxp
    and visit your winxp partition at.... erm.... /mnt/winxp, of course :P

    linux should recognise and mount fat32 easily ...


    good luck

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    Adam,
    My XP drive is defintely not HDA. HDA is the 160GB Linux drive with three partitions. The original drive in the machine is a 40GB drive.

    I keyed in: fdisk -l and it showed the second drive as:
    ************************************************** ***************
    Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility
    /dev/hdb2 * 5 4866 39054015 7 HPFS/NTFS

    ************************************************** *************
    Well, there it is, /dev/hdb2

    budman7 - if I try to mount the ntfs drive, I get an error saying the kernel does not support 'fs'

    Any suggestions? (boot Knoppix from CD then copy?)

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    Try this topic
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/top...ght=mount+ntfs

    If that doesn't work, try this page
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sea...66285&start=18

    Look for the rpm that you need to install. Then you will be able to read NTFS
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    accessing NTFS drive (resloved)

    Budman - The first link was all I needed. Works great! Thanks.

    Now I can listen to music whilst I fumble with getting other stuff working.

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