Alright, a small tip for GNU/Linux users. Maybe a few GNU/Linux users will find it use­ful who are run­ning their machines in dual boot mode.

If you’re a new­bie, run­ning a GNU/Linux dis­tro that didn’t come with NTFS-3G Read/Write dri­ver, here’s how to quick­ly trans­fer files from Lin­ux to Win­dows par­ti­tion:

  1. Fire up the cute lit­tle fdisk util­i­ty.
  2. Cre­ate a small (e.g. 1 GB) FAT32 par­ti­tion. (Lin­ux can read/write on a FAT32 par­ti­tion.) Give it a label (e.g. Shared Files).
  3. Add the new par­ti­tion details in your /etc/fstab file. Save the file.
  4. Mount the new­ly cre­at­ed par­ti­tion.
  5. Copy your files to the new­ly cre­at­ed FAT32 par­ti­tion.
  6. Restart your PC, switch to Win­dows and voila! You can access the shared files.
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