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Old 09-06-2003, 11:20 PM   #1
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Windows to access my Linux partition?


When I work on my laptop I must use Win2k because it supports my linksys wpc54g wireless pcmcia card. I sometimes want to view a file on my linux partition, but I don't want to boot into linux for that.

Is there anyway to view my linux partition while running Windows?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
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If you are using ext2/3, there is a good program called "explore2fs".


I suggest making a small FAT32 partition though. Both windows and Linux can read/write it, so its good for sharing.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:27 PM   #3
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Shoot, I'm running resierfs... any other programs out there? I'll do a google on it too. thanks!
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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nah, didn't find anything. explore2fs is working on adding reiserfs support as well as others though. thanks for turning me onto that program!
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:44 PM   #5
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Just thought id tell you, your wireless card should work fine in Linux. Linksys's site says it works on Linux.

You'd have to google around for the proper kernel module though.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 09:49 AM   #6
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i've tried explore2fs and it work fine with me and i'm using ext3 partition.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 09:50 AM   #7
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There are some utilties which will allow you to VIEW linux partitions, however this only grants you READ access.

What I opted for with my Linux/XP dual boot system is set aside 10 GB of space for a FAT32 partition, the one file system both OS's can read and write to just fine. You'll want to do this in w2k. If you create it in linux, it seems to freak windows out and convince it its a ext2/3 file system anyway in my experience. A partition manager that supports NTFS and ext2/3 shoudl be able to set it for you as well.

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:59 AM   #8
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The prudent person will heed the warning in explore2fs that says the write support is <i>experimental</i>. If you don't heed the warning and experiment, you can probably kiss your superblock goodbye.

Voice of experience speaking...
 
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Just thought id tell you, your wireless card should work fine in Linux. Linksys's site says it works on Linux.

You'd have to google around for the proper kernel module though.
Actually, most of the wireless cards are supported, but this is the newest 802.11g type card which is not supported in linux yet. Believe me, I've checked. I've even written to broadcom and Linksys with no answers.
 
  


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