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Old 11-04-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Linux Partitions in Windows


Hello,

Is it possible to see linux partitions in windows, if so how can it be done.

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Old 11-04-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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Well, you can see the partitions via disk manager. If you want to see what's ON the partitions, then you need extra software

For example, you can (apparently) read your ext2/3 partitions with this program http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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i want to be able to copy files on the linux partitions from windows.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
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i want to be able to copy files on the linux partitions from windows.
the above link is what you want....
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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It doesnt let me copy files in the linux partition.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:32 PM   #6
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Please read the FAQ link on that page. You have to enable write support specifically, and it is still considered buggy. Also, he has a link to a proper filesystem driver if you have NT/2k/XP
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:52 PM   #7
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Thumbs up I use it

I use it. http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm
It is excellet. i can get any file from linux (unless its riserfs but I think there working on it).
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:18 AM   #8
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It doesnt let me copy files in the linux partition.
I thought you were asking first how to see your linux partitions while working in windows. And then I thought you said you needed to copy from linux partitions in windows? Was that not what you meant?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 07:32 PM   #9
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The answer is to keep a spare FAT32 partition around! This can be read/written in both Windows and Linux. I would seriously hope that you do not want to edit configuration files for Linux whilst running Windows? You are just asking for trouble if you try writing to a Linux file system from within Windows... which I find actually quite bemusing! Ext2/3 are both Open and Free (in the GPL sense of the term) and yet there seem to be a decided lack of tools available for reading/writing to it from within Windows. Hmmm...
 
  


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