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Old 05-13-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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access linux hard drive from windows


Hello?

I have a dual boot setting between Linux (FC3/SuSE 8.2 Pro)
and Windows XP Home.

I'd like to access either FC3 or SuSE 8.2 Pro's hard drive fully
from WinXP. Can someone tell me how I can do this?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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it's my understanding that windows cannot see a linux partition.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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There are some programs out there that give you read-only access to an ext2 partition under windows, but nothing that gives you 'full access'.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:01 AM   #4
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Hi detpenguin,

Oh, I see ... That's rather sad, is it not?

Anyway, thanks for your input.

Regards,
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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Hi Matir,

Thanks for your input as well.

I'm rather impressed how quickly I'm getting responses
in this forum. Great!

Regards,
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:08 AM   #6
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We try to help and I wish I could tell you more... but well... windows wasn't exactly designed to be Linux friendly.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:32 AM   #7
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Your answer might be to make a fat32 partition for sharing files between windows and Linux since both can access fat.
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:36 AM   #8
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i have a reiserfs and a ntfs partition
all i do is read back and forth between them without ever needing to write anything to the other.

in my opinion, just get a program to read your linux partition
 
Old 05-14-2005, 01:00 AM   #9
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Hi teckk and tsphan,

Thanks for your inputs. Wonderful!

tspahn, do you know of any good "free" application
that accomplishes this task - reading fully Linux drives
from Windows?

Regards,
 
Old 05-14-2005, 03:38 AM   #10
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google threw up these pages...

if you use ext2/3 (same on disk format)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd
or for windows 9x
http://www.yipton.demon.co.uk/

don't know of any other linux file systems that are supported by third party windows drivers
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:20 PM   #11
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Hi power_pole,

Thanks for your search results.

Regards,
 
Old 05-14-2005, 03:45 PM   #12
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for reiserfs, which you probably don't have, use rfsgui
http://www.wolfsheep.com/map/

for ext2, you could use explore2fs
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm

it all sort of depends on what filesystem you're linux systems are running on
 
Old 05-14-2005, 05:41 PM   #13
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Hi tsphan,

Wonderful! Thanks again.

Regards,
 
  


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