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Copy files Windows-Linux, FAT & NTFS, SAMBA, server

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I have been trying with Linux (SystenRecoveryCD) to recover some files from WINDOWS computers, but since the program is in english and the computer's OS is in swedish _AND_ that there is a problem with WINDOWS and LINUX using different keymaps (such as ISO850, UTF8, LATIN1 etc) and big-endings (?) I think...

I have at least manage to ZIP some files via LINUX from the Windows disk (NTFS), put there is a problem with some special swedish characters (). When copying files from Windows to linux and back to Windows, they are replaced by "" or /22 or ??? etc.

This is a big problem for all non-english people using computers!!!

1) How should I mount my disks (Windows HDD and USB) to gain access from both PC & Linux? I would like to use USB.
2) Is it possible to recursively rename files in Windows (from "/22" to "")? Or must I use Linux, and how?
3) Is it better to have a FAT or NTFS HDD, if I like to be able to read/write files from both Linux & Windows?
4) If I put up a LINUX server or SAMBA, how should I do that (regarding MOUNT and LANGUAGE etc), concering the problems mentioned above ?

Edited by KiAnKo, 25 September 2006 - 01:49 AM.

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I am not sure of what you are asking with your first question and since I don't do much with Windoze, I can't answer the second question.

As for the third question, I tend to have a data partition on Windoze which is FAT32. I can read from the system disk, but write to the other partition. There are also modules which you can install which is supposed to allow you to read and write NTFS partitions from Linux, but I have not tried that since I instead have two machines and a KVM switch. I tend to just transfer the files over the network. I could mount the filesystems, but I don't tend to transfer enough stuff to justify the time to set that up.

I can't help you on the 4th question either since I have not done anything with other languages.
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I'm not multi-lingual but Linux is ported to most languages. You might want to look here to start. I think Knoppix has Swedish support.
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