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Old 11-02-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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communication between Windows and Ubuntu 9.10; partitions and web browser bookmarks


Hello :-)!

1. How to see Ubuntu partitions in Windows?

I tried to access Linux partitions on my disk under both Windows and Ubuntu 9.10. Unfortunately, under Windows my attempts didn't help. I installed Total Commander with plugin wfx_ex2fs_1.3. It has got one additional field in "Network places", i.e. Linux-drives but it opens only hda6 and hda8 which are, surprisingly, empty. The other approach was to access ext3 from Windows in other way than TC7 with plugin. I installed Ext2IFS_1_11a.exe and it sees three additional disks in My Computer but it cannot open any of them - it wants me to format those.

2. Sharing bookmarks from web browser between Linux and Windows

It still would take some time for me to change my habits and to completely move to Linux. I use SeaMonkey in Windows and I've got many bookmarks there. Is there any way to enable such a thing that when I run either Windows or Linux, I see all of my bookmarks, shared for both OSs? In other words to allow updating bookmarks by Linux in order to see them in Windows and vice versa? Maybe using pendrive somehow as a common point for both OSs can be helpful?

3. And minor thing, i.e. TrueCrypt in Ubuntu

About the opposite thing it is rather easy. I choose Places -> 16GB Filesystem, write password for my main account in Linux and see it. However, I also have got 80GB partition, which previously was NTFS. I installed TrueCrypt and every time when I run Windows, I need to run TrueCrypt, choose "Mount all automatically", type password on voila. Am I right that seeing this NTFS/TrueCrypt partition in Ubuntu is simply the case of installing TrueCrypt? (I hope there is TrueCrypt for Linux but I need to check it).

Greetings :-)!
 
Old 11-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Hello :-)!

1. How to see Ubuntu partitions in Windows?

I tried to access Linux partitions on my disk under both Windows and Ubuntu 9.10. Unfortunately, under Windows my attempts didn't help. I installed Total Commander with plugin wfx_ex2fs_1.3. It has got one additional field in "Network places", i.e. Linux-drives but it opens only hda6 and hda8 which are, surprisingly, empty. The other approach was to access ext3 from Windows in other way than TC7 with plugin. I installed Ext2IFS_1_11a.exe and it sees three additional disks in My Computer but it cannot open any of them - it wants me to format those.
There are a couple of solutions mentioned here: Ext4 and Windows and here: Accessing Linux Filesystems in Windows
 
Old 11-02-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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Hello johnyjj2,

an answer to your second question, I'm using firefox with the "xmarks" plugin. This plugin synchronizes the bookmarks between different computers. So I have the same set of bookmarks on all computers where I'm running firefox. The plugin is independent of the operatingsystem.

To your first question: I once had two fat32-partitions on a computer where I did dualboot with win-xp and Slackware. This worked pretty well but since fat32 cannot deal with filepermissions all files are executable when looking on it from within the Linux-partition.

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