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    installation using windows installer

    Hi everyone,
    a more than absolute beginner here.
    I did install ubuntu alongside windows xp using windows installer; had a good look around and loved it. Only problem it sits now alongside xp on my hard drive but I don't know how to access my files and programmes, retrieve my favourites on mozilla etc., in a word the lot.
    I'll be glad for any pointers/starters

    Cheers

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    Re: installation using windows installer

    If you used the Windows installer then all of the files on your Windows drive should be in the /host directory.
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    Re: installation using windows installer

    Quote Originally Posted by parusatra View Post
    Hi everyone,
    a more than absolute beginner here.
    I did install ubuntu alongside windows xp using windows installer; had a good look around and loved it. Only problem it sits now alongside xp on my hard drive...
    Actually, since you used Wubi to install, it does not sit alongside Windows but INSIDE it. Wubi creates a file INSIDE a Windows partition that serves as a Linux filesystem when running Ubuntu. So, all your Ubuntu stuff is resident in that one file, inside an existing NTFS partition.

    but I don't know how to access my files and programmes, retrieve my favourites on mozilla etc., in a word the lot.
    I'll be glad for any pointers/starters

    Cheers
    Accessing your Windows files and programmes? Or, accessing your Ubuntu files and programmes?

    As pointed out, you can access your Windows files (but not programmes) from inside Ubuntu by looking under /host in the Linux filesystem ... but you can't access your Ubuntu files from inside Windows.
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    Re: installation using windows installer

    Hi,
    many thanks to both of you. All clear, done and dusted (for the time being)

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    Re: installation using windows installer

    Glad to see you got it working. Please use the Thread Tools to mark this thread as SOLVED.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: installation using windows installer

    Hi mark phelps,
    it's late at night here, but can't find the right tool under thread tools; the only options I see are : show the printable version, e-mail this thread and unsubscribe from this threrad. how do i mark it solved?

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