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dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Hi I'm currently running Ubuntu 8.10 and everything is working great.

I just had a quick question:

While I am in Ubuntu, is there a way I can send files to my windows desktop?

My friend can see his hard drive easily in the "Places" bar, but mine is not there. Just my HP recovery, my cd drive and my Linux partition. He said something about mounting the internal hard drive. Any ideas on what I need to do?
Thanks

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 10:32 AM
just so i know before i go on, you're dual booting windows and ubuntu correct?

or are you talking about two seperate systems?

nhasian
November 24th, 2008, 10:33 AM
first we're going to need the output of


sudo fdisk -l

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:34 AM
just so i know before i go on, you're dual booting windows and ubuntu correct?

or are you talking about two seperate systems?

Sorry about that. Yea I'm dual booting Windows Vista Home Premium and Ubuntu 8.10

vwvr9
November 24th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Are you able to boot into Windows normally now?

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:36 AM
Yea I can boot both systems fine, I was just wondering if i was downloading stuff or edited a document in ubuntu if there was a way to put them in windows like my friend can

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 10:38 AM
type the following into the terminal, and copy paste it here.

sudo fdisk -l

also, try going to the places window again, and press ctl-H

this will unhide any hidden folders/drives/etc.

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xac72ee30

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13727 110261140 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 13728 14593 6956145 7 HPFS/NTFS

vwvr9
November 24th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Have you looked at NTFS 3G? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions/ThirdPartyNTFS3G

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:42 AM
and I tried the ctrl H thing and it's basically a maze to find my windows hardrive, but it's there. the problem is is that i would prefer to have the shortcut available under the places menu if at all possible

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xac72ee30

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13727 110261140 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 13728 14593 6956145 7 HPFS/NTFS

you're using wubi? (installed ubuntu from within windows)

prshah
November 24th, 2008, 10:47 AM
My friend can see his hard drive easily in the "Places" bar, but mine is not there.

Are you using Ubuntu through a "wubi" (Installed within Windows) installation?

In that case, you cannot open that drive (the one which contains the wubi installation) in Ubuntu.

So, if you have wubi-installed to the C:\Ubuntu (for example), you cannot access that drive in Wubi-Ubuntu.

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:48 AM
nfts config only detects my hp recovery drive

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Are you using Ubuntu through a "wubi" (Installed within Windows) installation?

In that case, you cannot open that drive (the one which contains the wubi installation) in Ubuntu.

So, if you have wubi-installed to the C:\Ubuntu (for example), you cannot access that drive in Wubi-Ubuntu.

actually, you can.

the entire windows file system is under /host

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:52 AM
thanks a lot for the help

i did use wubi to install, but the /host is exactly where i found my windows directory

is there a way however that i can link this under places?

vwvr9
November 24th, 2008, 10:52 AM
from the Applications->System Tools --> NTFS menu is "write internal drive" enabled?

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 10:52 AM
nfts config only detects my hp recovery drive

go to /host

it should be the first available directory in your filesystem. from there you should be able to see your windows directory as well.

you can bookmark any spot in the drive from the bookmark option on the top of the file browser. from there, open bookmarks, and drag and drop it onto your desktop, or point to it from the gnome menu editor. (right click the ubuntu logo)

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 10:56 AM
thanks a lot for the help

i did use wubi to install, but the /host is exactly where i found my windows directory

is there a way however that i can link this under places?

yup, just drag the windows directory folder into the left pane in the file browser.

it will then appear in your places menu under bookmarks.

dmalpack89
November 24th, 2008, 10:56 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH. i realized how much of a noob I was. I see the bookmark function and i successully bookmarked the folder I needed. (My first day using ubuntu) I really appreciate your help!!

nhasian
November 24th, 2008, 10:58 AM
also if you use the middle mouse button to drag a folder from one window to another (or to the desktop) you will have the options to link, copy, or move. Link is like a shortcut in windows.

grazed
November 24th, 2008, 11:00 AM
no problem!

just remember to defrag in windows every once in a while since you used wubi. it will keep your ubuntu system speedy.

and if you so choose, an actual ubuntu partition always performs better. =P