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Offline baloch

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How to Transfer files from windows xp's drives to Redhat linux 9
« on: November 01, 2008, 09:58:50 AM »
Hi!
  This is Faisal Abdullah from karachi (Pakistan). I am a new user of linux and i have successfully installed Redhat linux 9 on my intel pentium 3 system but i can't transfer my files from windows XP to linux for use and also i have made a logic drive for linux.

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Re: How to Transfer files from windows xp's drives to Redhat linux 9
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 08:46:46 PM »
First of all I suggest you to go for latest Linux distribution which will make it all very easy.
Go for Fedora 9 or Ubuntu 8.10 .. you will get all drives visible and can use without doing any changes.

Or else you can simply mount using old way, I had once given steps for Redhat 9 (btw mouting means making a connected hard drive available in LINUX)

Mounting HDD in Redhat 9

At above post see my reply, I have given in detail there.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 08:50:01 PM by Ricky »

Offline srivisundar

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Re: How to Transfer files from windows xp's drives to Redhat linux 9
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 06:08:42 AM »
Go the Linux system, type
# fdisk -l ( it will show windows and linux file system partition information)
For windows two type of partitions , win32 and ntfs

Pls note the partition number say .  /dev/sda1  win32  or /dev/hda1          win32 or ntfs


This is for how to mount fat filesystem in linux

# mkdir /data
# mount /dev/sda1 or /dev/hda1 -t vfat /data
# mount
  it will show your windows partitions in /data directory

# cd /data
Now you can see your windows files in linux /data directory.

if you dont want further pls umount /data


Suppose if you want to mount ntfs partitions , do like that

# uname -r
it shows kernel version say like that 2.4-10.1

Then download ntfs rpm for that kernel version, then install the ntfs rpm by
# rpm -ivh nt*
#fdisk -l
pls note the partition number ( example /dev/sda1 )
# mkdir /data1
# mount /dev/sda1 -t ntfs /data1
# mount or df -h
it show mounting information details

# cd /data1
now you can see ntfs partitions in linux /data1 directory
then transfer files from windows to linux or vice versa