mount windows xp

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sun Jun 4 13:26:20 PDT 2006

On Jun 4, 2006, at 12:58 PM, Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:

> Hi, thank you guys so much for the answer, I use mount_ntfs and now
> it's okay. But.. I want to move a file from freebsd disk to xp disk,
> as root. i cd to where I want to file to go e.g. /mnt/My
> Doument.../here, then run mv /path/to/file .
> it gives: ./xxx no such file or directory
> ?? what now??
> p.s. i tried copy and it's the same..
> many thanks!!

Welcome to the wonderful world of sharing a partition between 2 OSes.  
Basically, the only filesystem you can use for sharing data read/ 
write between Windows and Unix is FAT32. It's just that Windows  
doesn't really have any promising read/write capable drivers (there's  
an ext2/3 driver, but that still is kind of iffy), and Unix doesn't  
have true NTFS write support (Linux is the closest to having true  
NTFS write support, IIRC). So, that leaves you with FAT32, which can  
only be created in 32GB partitions, because of the file data size  
limitations (32 bit ints I believe?).
	Good luck, and if you need to resize some Windows partitions look  
into partition magic.

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