File transfer problem

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Mon Jan 11 13:29:39 UTC 2010

Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:

>>        What I would like to do is copy the files on the little hard
>> drive to the computer which has WinXP and Ubuntu 9.04 in the
>> /dev/sda5 partition.
>>        Does anyone have an idea how to start?
> Mount the ext3 partition -> properly mount the other partition -> cp
> -Rv /path/to/ext3partiton/* /path/to/other/

	The problem is that the Linux mount cannot mount a windows 
ntsf file system using the form sudo mount -t ntsf /dev/sda5 
/mnt. The 9.04 LiveCD lets you make a windows ntsf file 
system. Friends tell me it is far better than FAT32.

	There appears to be a software that allows a windows system 
to read an ext3 file. This is backward to what I need.

	If there is a way to write a mount that mounts ntsf file 
systems I sure need to know it. I have read and re-read man 
mount and it looks bad.

73 Karl

> First step is rather simple, as you've been doing it this whole time,
> I'll skip explaining it.
> The second step needs a bit more attention, when you formatted the
> partition on whatever device you used, what filesystem type did you
> choose? After you have that information, mount the drive in the
> command line like this:
> sudo mkdir /media/mount
> sudo mount -t FILESYSTEMTYPE /dev/sda5 /media/mount
> The filesystem type is ntfs if you formatted it as such, and if you
> formatted it as fat32 it will be vfat.
> Last step is simple.
> sudo cp -Rv /path/to/mounted/device/ /media/mount/
> ~SpaceGhost


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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