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Old 03-25-2003, 10:34 AM   #1
Cadmus
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How do I access my Linux partition(s) from XP?


I'm sure this hjas been asked a million times before but I'm going to ask it again .

I'm dual-booting XP Home and Mandrake 9.0 off of two separate hard disks, I can get to my NT partition from Linux easily enough (/mnt/nt) but how do I go about going the other way, someone gave me a good HTML book about Samba (O'Reilly) but that's for connecting a Linux box to a Windows network, close enough to confuse me at any rate.

Like I said I have two drives with the following partitions:
hda : nt
hdb : / swap /usr

So what do I need to install? Will it be on my Linux discs? (I have two, from Linux Magazine according to the cases). What do I do once I have samba installed? Am I barking up the wrong tree?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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I once heard there is an application that can do that, but I never used. Try looking at sourceforge and freshmeat for them.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 01:49 PM   #3
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Im in the same perdicament as you are... Any help appreciated. Email me if you find something please.!!

*litearlly using XP pro, and Redhat 8. two hd's using a bootdisk to get into redhat. I would now like XP to allow me to boot into redhat, using its loader preferably... *odds unlikely*
 
Old 03-25-2003, 04:48 PM   #4
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I have been using http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ ExploreFS since windows 2K to access my ext3 FS's works fine just dont try to write, although it is disabled by default.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:05 PM   #5
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Samba won't help you read linux partitions from windows, it is for sharing directories over a network.

A couple of links that may help you:

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm
Explore2fs lets you copy files from your ext2 partitions from within the program, won't let you see them in explorer.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm
Ext2ifs is a filesystem driver that lets you mount ext2 partitions as if they were windows partitions, thus you can view them in explorer and standard windows applications. This works only under NT.
 
  


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