[CALUG] moving files between linux and windows
sckain at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 18:39:49 EST 2017
I had mentioned this earlier as a DM, but, thought i'd put it out there.
I'd try NFS. Export from the *nix box and mount it on the M$ box.
Some M$ will have built in NFS support, others may need 3rd party support,
but, I think its a pretty simple solution.
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On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Walt Smith <waltechmail at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'd like to say thanks to those who responded to this
> use Q, as well as those who responded to my earlier queries.
> A few clarification on suggestions: and oooops
> after items 1 - 4 .
> TL; DR ???
> (I expect a lot of silence even if anyone reads as far
> as item 4. However, think of my writing as cathartic to a degree.. )
> Reply to most suggestions are mentioned in one of the items below.
> 1. At present, my latest Q is-- Is there a distro that:
> a. solves this thumb drive problem ?
> b. Is easy to load the media codecs ?
> c: provides the below specs ?
> I have a xubuntu 17 install DVD I haven't tried yet.
> One user suggested Mint.
> (my main desire here is to watch short videos
> and a: slow motion b: save the slow motion version
> c: convert files customize by either file type ( say, mpg or mov )
> d: convert with file size reduction and possible choice of
> frame rate or resolution ? ( note: I need two different
> Windows-made programs to do the same, and vlc etc
> doesn't always work well or have the codecs... no matter what
> I do: .. as I said, I want to simplify.
> 2. I don't need a real sync situation, as it's a home
> setup. I like to "backup" use files from either 3 times
> a year, although, well, I AM familiar with the THEORY
> of doing all the work on One and using the second for backup..
> Unfortunately, having one desktop Win 7, one desktop
> linux and a recent laptop, and carrying an Android with pix, videos
> that I want to process back and forth have - for me--
> complicated things... It's a good thing I don't work in Admin !!
> ( help! )
> 3. My preference is Thumb drive as I can also use the same
> "system" to transfer stuff to anyone elses computer by
> simply carrying it around. this is appealing to me.
> 4. I hate to complain - anymore -- it pisses people off-
> but my recent trial of CentOS 6.8 and CentOS 7 have left
> me feeling ( without the grundgy details ) of what it was like
> 20+ years ago to use Redhat 5, or 7... NO, NOT RHE7..
> Pretty screens... not user friendly.
> It was suggested that I try Fedora: However, it's the same
> my dreary details.
> 5. The thumb drive thing is more complicated than
> I initially thought -- as well as the larger hard disk I want to
> use as backup ( no suggestions on that, but I figure it'd
> be similar to thumb drive soln.).... I have an 8 gig thumb which
> seems to work pretty well. I've had the 32G for some time and
> used ti on two linux system for awhile, without validating
> by plugging into a Win 7.
> One of the Win symptoms that was annoying before I
> Decided to try different methods - rather than spend the same
> amount of time or more -- trying to google either outdated,
> wrong link, or just crappy forums/maillists.. was that when I
> plugged the 32g into the usb, the progress bar would
> scroll green and scroll and slow and go slower and slower,,
> and then just stop.. So, I sometimes scratched my b-lls
> and put it aside... and aside.. and aside ...
> The Windows builtin format did select FAT32 and set the kb per...
> at 16kb. I had no clue what a exFAT was. And at present I don't
> know if Linux does.
> 8. CentOS has 2 utilites in gui:
> Disk Utility 2.30 by Redhat. # leaves a few things to be desired..
> GParted 0.19 # leaves a few things to be desired: BUT:
> it WILL clear a thumb of format, so Windows can do something.
> And doesn't support many formats. But it tell you that with a nice table.
> 9. I considered wifi, but the two wifi cards I have aren't
> linux compatible, and OK, I can probably buy one at
> Microcenter (I still might )... Still doesn't solve the
> "Carry software" around problem .
> 10. Over a decade ago, I had a small network setup.
> I simply had hopes ( since I'm also simplifiying my life )
> of avoiding it: I'm not comfortable in having to think about
> if/how my connections are up or not when I want to transfer,
> whether the Ethernet is seen as a local net or route to
> external ( usually from linux ) and having to "fix it", or have it
> go down when I do a dialup ppp.
> 11. The CentOS 6.8 dialup with wvdial does NOT put the
> dynamic DNS servers in resolve.conf: I had to manually
> edit the file supposedly set by NetWorkManager - which
> gui no longer has nice dialup integrated, and I haven't
> met or know anyone who seems to actually "know"
> NetworkManager.... ( and I'm a little beyond researching
> every program more than a try it out basis.)
> 12: After an attempt to update, and then downdate the CentOS7 kernel,
> the HD is now unbootable ( grub shows ). So Im back to the 6.8.
> THANKS again !! for the assistance..
> no decisions have been made yet on what
> I'm going to do. Although simply getting a couple
> more 8 gig thumb drives seems appealing, instead
> of using up 4gig DVD's ( RW's ) to carry around ..
> Walt ....
> The government is lawless, not the press (people).
> ( [Supreme Court] Justice Douglas re: The Pentagon Papers )
> On Tue, 11/7/17, Thomas Delrue <delrue.thomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Subject: Re: [CALUG] moving files between linux and windows
> To: "Bernard Karmilowicz" <karmilow at intencorp.com>, "Walt Smith" <
> waltechmail at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "CALUG mailing list" <calug at unknownlamer.org>
> Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2:05 PM
> On 11/07/2017 01:46 PM, Bernard
> Karmilowicz wrote:
> >> I want to easily
> move user files between Windows and Linux.
> > The easiest way
> I've found to move files between two computers (when
> > of the computers is running Linux)
> is to:
> > 1.
> put both boxes on a local private network (if both boxes
> > Ethernet interfaces then
> connecting them together using a Cat5
> crossover* cable quickly creates a simple network)
> > 2. configure each boxes'
> network interface for the private network**
> > Linux example: #
> /sbin/ifconfig eth0 192.168.12.3 netmask
> > 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192,168.12.0
> > 3. start a ftp daemon (e.g.
> /usr/sbin/proftpd, /usr/sbin/vsftpd) or
> a ssh daemon (e.g. /usr/sbin/sshd) on the Linux box
> > 4. start a ftp or sftp client on
> the Windows box to copy files
> > between
> the two computers
> you have a need to keep them in sync or is it a one-time
> Have you considered
> USB drives or SD cards? Never underestimate the
> bandwidth of a Volvo Station Wagon filled with
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