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Old 01-21-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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reading and writing to Linux partitions from windows


I and trying to convert from windows to linux but there are some major hurdles that I'm having to deal with. One is it is a huge pain to transfer files to and from Windows/Linux. I have a big Partition filled with my music collection and the My Documents folder filled with all my images and documents, etc and I want to be able to read those from Linux. I have the NTFS read installed which works fine for reading, but I've heard that the write NTFS is extreamly dangerous and I can't risk losing my work or my music collection.

So I've figured that I could make my data drives ext2 or ext3 so that linux could read/write just find and maybe I could get Windows to read/write it too? What can I use in windows that could read/write to ext2 or ext3?

How have other people solved this problem when migrating from MS to Linux?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 04:46 PM   #2
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What can I use in windows that could read/write to ext2 or ext3?
explore2fs

remember also that a FAT32 partition can fascilitate read/write from both Linux and Windows.

I simply use a FAT32 partition to share data between my Linux distributions and Windows.

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Old 01-21-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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explore2fs is good for exploring but if you really want to use the partitions normally, it doesn't help. I would need something that could mount the partition in windows so that I could use it normally, for more than just browsing files.

I think FAT32 is depriciated in WinXP, but it should still work. I'll try that.

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