Access files in WindowsXP<-->Ubuntu HELP PLEASE

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Dear All:
I have two hdds, one master (for windows xp pro) and one slave (for linux/ubuntu.
I need to access some files in my master hdd when i'm booted to ubuntu and vice versa. (note: I don't even see the other hdd in My computer. For example, if i'm in windows xp (which uses the master hdd) i don't see the slave hdd in my computer but in management i do see it and i can format it and stuff.
Can anyone help me please

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Jensen Somers (jsomers) said :

By default Windows cannot read the Linux file system. There are some external tools who can do this for you, but they do not always work.
By default, Linux cannot write to NTFS partitions, but it can read. You can install another tool called ntfs-3g however to do this.
Be aware that nobody can guarantee that this will work completely for you and it will not corrupt any data.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

yes... See, Sadly you cant do that.. Because Windows file systems are completely different Windows uses FAT(File allocation table) FAT 32 and NTFS(New technology file system) as in windows xp and vista... And linux uses file systems namely ext3 and ReiserFS (an ISO 9660 standard file system) which has a completely different architecture compared to fat or ntfs.. So it will NOT be recognised by windows.. As far as your disk problem goes please paste the output of sudo fdisk-l (small L) in a terminal..
Bhavani Shankar.

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rickyrockrat (rickyrockrat) said :

Look for It will read Ext2 file systems on xp. Install the ntfs-3g for Linux.

Most people will tell you not to write to ext2/3 from windows and not to write to NTFS from Linux, though of the two I would trust the latter more.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

yes..... sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g in a terminal and search for in google

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