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#1 2021-09-22 23:50:03

ettolrach
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How do you share files when dual booting?

I'm dual booting Arch with Windows on my laptop since I need to use Windows for MS Office. For those who dual boot, particularly between Linux and non-Linux OSes, how do you share files? Do you:

  • use a removable medium like a USB stick,

  • use a partition on your hard drive that's formatted so both OSes can read it (e.g. NTFS for Arch/Windows),

  • use a cloud service,

or another way I've not listed?

I think I'm gonna make an NTFS partition, but I'd like to hear what you do.

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#2 2021-09-23 02:30:46

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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

I set my router up as a NAS  with an external 2T spinning drive (Asus router running Merlin firmware).  I mount things as sshfs or smb on Linux.  On Windows, I use SMB or a sftp client.  SMB on Android.


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#3 2021-09-23 10:14:00

Morn
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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

Windows -> Linux: mount the Windows partition in Linux
Linux -> Windows: USB stick

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#4 2021-09-23 13:18:02

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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

Not an Arch discussion; moving to Newbie Corner.

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#5 2021-09-23 13:26:09

dreamycrane
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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

Plz use
ntfs-3g
https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/ntfs-3g/
Not plain ntfs.
Move or copy anything to be shared between the two in this ntfs-3g partition.
In Arch your fstab maybe will look like this

/dev/sdx /mnt ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

Plz see also

man ntfs-3g

Last edited by dreamycrane (2021-09-23 13:30:12)

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#6 2021-09-23 14:01:51

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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

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#7 2021-09-23 14:03:58

Pryka
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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

I share NTFS partition between Windows10 and Arch.

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#8 2021-09-23 14:11:01

seth
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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

I send myself mails w/ the files attached ;-)

NAS.
This way I can access the data from random systems - HW, OS or SW (http, ftp, nfs, cifs, dlna, mpd, icecast…) doesn't matter.

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#9 2021-09-23 15:25:19

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Re: How do you share files when dual booting?

I have windows in Virt Manager and do some samba fuckery


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