How to set up Ubuntu One on both Ubuntu and Windows?
If I am in windows then the music of my home partition will be synced
from Ubuntu One. Is that possible?
It is possible! Even more, it is the very principle of cloud synchronization. It is why services like dropbox and Ubuntu One were developed.
In contrast to your tool that allows you to read the data from your ext4 partition, though, cloud synchronizing different thing. In essence, it is serial. Let me explain:
- Computer A (Ubuntu) uploads a file to 'the cloud' when computer A is online.
- Computer B (Windows) downloads that file from 'the cloud' when computer B is online and uploads new files to 'the cloud.'
- When Computer A in online it checks whether it should download new files or upload new ones.
The cloud is the intermediary. That means that if you choose your files will be on all your computers and on the cloud. Do not think that a service like Ubuntu One or Dropbox actually goes and fetches a file from your other computer or partition, no it retrieves the copy of the file which is in the cloud. That means that all music files you choose will be in the cloud and in your Ubuntu partition and in your Windows partition. Note that this serialization is versatile. You can have both computers open and work on different files and they will sync to both computers.
What should I do?
The easiest thing to do is to install Ubuntu One in Windows (https://one.ubuntu.com/downloads/windows/install/). In Ubuntu it normally comes preinstalled.
- Make an account on Ubuntu (if you don't have one yet) and select the folders in Ubuntu you want to be part of your cloud.
- Let Ubuntu One upload your files to the cloud.
- Install Ubuntu One on your windows boot.
- Login in with the same account you use on Ubuntu and select the music folder you want to synchronize. That folder will now be put in your Windows User folder.
If you want to synchronize music you might want to buy some extra space for Ubuntu One.
NOTE: Reading your ext4 partition from windows can be dangerous in the sense that malicious windows software could gain access to your ext4 partition.