Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-27-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2001
Distribution: Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu, Puppy
Posts: 166

Rep: Reputation: 30
Mounting Linux drive from Windows

Recently I downloaded a file manager that automatically mounts my Linux drive from inside Windows when it's started up. The program is called Captain Nemo. The problem is it's shareware and pretty expensive for a file manager. But the good part is that it seems to be free if you are willing to use it without all the features activated. Basically, you can "see" your folders and files on your Linux drive but you can't copy them or move them from inside windows unless you want to fork over the 90 bucks for a registration.

I downloaded this program ( from

This is the file's description:
Captain Nemo for Win95-XP v3.31 - File Manager with Novell, NTFS and Linux drives support

Here's my question. Does anybody know of a FREEWARE or Open Source file manager that can do the same things this program can do?

I'm using Windows 98 SE.

Last edited by 9nine9; 12-27-2004 at 04:18 PM.
Old 12-27-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,191
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 464Reputation: 464Reputation: 464Reputation: 464Reputation: 464
Explore2FS is what you are after - it has:
* ext2 and ext3 support
* Drag and drop
* Support for all block sizes
* Support for floppy disks 1.44meg and 120meg
* Supports Zip and Jaz
* Supports Windows 98 extended partition scheme
* Export file(s)
* Export file as text
* Export directory
* View / Execute file
* View Symbolic links
* Make directory
* Large disk support
* Large file support
Old 12-27-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2001
Distribution: Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu, Puppy
Posts: 166

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Originally posted by XavierP
Explore2FS is what you are after
Cool! Thanks.
Old 12-27-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 236

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you use Reiser on your linux install, I recommend YAReG (Yet another Reiserfstool GUI).
Old 12-28-2004, 01:18 PM   #5
Registered: Nov 2001
Distribution: Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu, Puppy
Posts: 166

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks but I'm not quite ready to take on .NET yet.

Plus, I don't think my two Linux distros use ReiserFs.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting a windows drive on a Linux machine (connected via an ethernet network) eddydw Linux - Networking 13 01-03-2009 04:13 PM
mounting drive with windows fuelinux Linux - Newbie 8 10-29-2003 06:19 PM
Mounting windows drive BigBrittDOGG Linux - Hardware 22 10-02-2003 02:23 AM
Mounting windows "c" drive in Linux jsin Linux - Newbie 5 07-28-2003 12:29 PM
Mounting a windows drive jon_k Linux - Hardware 14 07-18-2003 09:58 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration