?
Solved

Transferring files between Windows and Linux

Posted on 1998-09-24
3
Medium Priority
?
252 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I am thinking of installing Linux on my standalone PC.  I have two hard disks - one with Windows 95 and Linux will be installed on the other one.  I would like to know how to transfer files from Windows to Linux.  Can Linux access the Windows partitions or is the only way of doing it to use a floppy disk?

Thanks in advance.
Richard
0
Comment
Question by:bsufs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
pestilence earned 400 total points
ID: 1638126
Yes Linux and windows can both access files on each other...
After you install Linux, you will be able to mount your Windows Partition over Linux.
For instance lets say you have a Hard drive with 3 Partitions (hda1 = Windows hda2 = Linux swap, hda3= Linux native).
While you are installing Linux the system asks you if you want to mount the rest of the partitions.
hda3 mounts as "/" (root partition)
and i usually mount my Windows partition (well actually used to...now i am totally under *nix) as "/dos"
If you decide though not to mount the partition while installing you can always mount the partition after installing Linux, for mount info about it after you have installed Linux do a:
man mount
and it will give you all the options to do such a task.

0
 

Author Comment

by:bsufs
ID: 1638127
How would Windows access Linux partitions?  Are these visible in Explorer just as other partitions are?

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:pestilence
ID: 1638128
nope unfortunatelly you can't access like that Linux partitions from windows.
There is a program which can do this task...but i can't remember the name of it..its something with commander....Do a search over the Net and propably you will able to find it.
I used to copy everything i needed from Linux to windowz partitions through Linux (yes i know it is lame :)...)
Good luck.
0

Featured Post

Video: Liquid Web Managed WordPress Comparisons

If you run run a WordPress, you understand the potential headaches you may face when updating your plugins and themes. Do you choose to update on the fly and risk taking down your site; or do you set up a staging, keep it in sync with your live site and use that to test updates?

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can upgrade Python from version 2.7.6 to Python 2.7.10 on the Linux Mint operating system. I am using an Oracle Virtual Box where I have installed Linux Mint operating system version 17.2. Once yo…
Fine Tune your automatic Updates for Ubuntu / Debian
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 19 hours left to enroll

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question