I use a linux, windows dual boot computer. I have a full installation of MiKTeX on Windows, and have installed
texlive-basic packages on linux. Can I copy the TeX packages from MiKTeX onto linux? If so where do I have to paste it?
If your distribution have the actual TeXLive 2012 (as Debian testing, for example) you can do a full installation with the official packages, as well as remove all the
If you distribution still have an outdated version as probably TeXLive 2009 in Ubuntu, without
Mixing files with those of a MiKTeX installation have every chance of be a source of problems. As Kurt said, install extra packages locally (
To say it short: Don't do it!
TeXLive and MiKTeX are different TeX distributions with own, different package manager. So install both distributions with their installation program. For example TeXLive uses pearl that MikTeX can not use in the same way ...
If you want to use special packages on both distributions you can create a local texmf tree, install the packages (following the readme files) in your local texmf tree and use this local texmf tree in both distributions.