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Transferring files between Windows and Linux

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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?

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Richard
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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.

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How would Windows access Linux partitions?  Are these visible in Explorer just as other partitions are?

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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.
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