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Old 03-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I installed Ubuntu 6.10 with 10gigs of hard drive space. I dual boot with Windows XP and I access info from the Windows partition as well as another hard drive. I noticed yesterday that my drive is down to 1.75gigs of space and after searching, I found the media folder containing all the stuff from the other partitions. Is this the normal way Ubuntu or other distro works with being able to access other drives? Please explain.
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am not quite sure what you mean by "media folder". No. There is nothing about mounting other drives that requires that the data acually be copied to the Linux partition.

Most music/video apps have some kind of option to copy files added to their own library which sounds like what might be happening to you. So you might check to see if those programs are set to do this.

I am guessing that the Windows partition is NTFS which can be mounted, but only in read-only mode. So your media player apps might need to copy them over so they can have full read write access. There are usually fewer headaches mounting windows partitions when they are setup as FAT32 instead of NTFS.

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