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Old 02-08-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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How to see Linux Filesystem inside Windows XP professional


hello everyone.
I have windows xp and ubuntu installed on my system. As i have just 80GB HDD, I am quite low on space. I have given 20GB to Linux. Is there a way to access that from Windows XP? Is it even possible to write to that partition from Windows?
 
Old 02-08-2008, 05:59 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have a lot of personal data on the xp side. Chances are this data is of some importance to you or you would just delete it and free up space. Would it not make more sense to back this data up, you could then delete what doesn't need to remain on the drive. Or get a bigger drive. What happens when you start to fill up the space needed by Ubuntu? What happens if you have a serious crash? Three words that will save you future heartache: Backup! Backup! Backup!.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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Just doing a quick search, two things game up, depending on your filesystem (I assume ext3?):

http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html - this one is for ext2/3, but be careful and read the FAQ!

http://rfsd.sourceforge.net/ - this one is for reiserFS.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 06:50 AM   #4
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Just doing a quick search, two things game up, depending on your filesystem (I assume ext3?):

http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html - this one is for ext2/3, but be careful and read the FAQ!

http://rfsd.sourceforge.net/ - this one is for reiserFS.
thanks bcwagne. I'll try and get the one for ext3.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 07:48 AM   #5
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good luck but yes there is some programs that allow you to see linux ext3 ext2 from xp .
xp added a unix prompt when it first came out. the first thing you did was disable it for security reason but the program that is written so that xp can read the ext2 ext3 file system. I do not know the name of it. I only fix windows but use linux. and use linux to fix windows good luck. add a nice ide ata drive have fun.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 07:55 AM   #6
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I use the ext2fsd driver in Win2K. For the rare occasions when I use Windows, it has worked perfectly
 
  


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