NAVIGATING WINDOWS PARTITIONS
Let´s say you are browsing Scot´sNewsletterForum using your
brand new Firebird in Linux.
suddenly you would like to have some nice music in the background, but
all your favorite music is stored on your Windows C:\My Music . . . .
problem, just start ¨xmms¨ ( the Linux ¨winamp¨ ) click
on the top left
corner and select ¨play directory¨. You will get a window where
browse /mnt ( will take a bit of time, just be patient ) /win_c and
then My Music or any subdirectory in there, click OK and the music will
start: you can play ¨London Calling¨ from the Clash and read
from Amsterdam at the same time !
the same trick you can also use that nice background picture stored in
MY Pictures on your Windows partition as background in Linux.
open a document.doc (or .xls ) stored in My Documents in OpenOffice and
work on them, copy them to Linux /home/bruno, drag and drop, any trick
in the book.
Linux allows you full access to your C D E F etc.
windows partitions, if they are Fat32 you can read and write them, NTFS
formatted partitions sometimes do not allow writing to them, reading is
however always possible. ( only remember as you click on /mnt it needs
some time to ¨automount¨ the partitions. )
A pity it´s a one way
street; from windows you can´t even see the Linux partitions, I
that they just prefer to ignore them
If you are doing these things on the commandline and have to type "My
Documents", Linux will read that space in the name as the end of the
command ( Linux has no spaces in names ) To avoid this we use the
"escape sign" "\" . . so we type "My\ Documnets" . . this way Linux
knows the next character is to be seen as part of the name of the
file/directory and not as a space.
-- Jun 2 2003 ( Revised Dec 15 2005 ) --