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Old 08-20-2004, 12:27 PM   #1
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What filesystems can be seen by both windows and linux?


Im going to install a dual boot machine with both windows and linux, i need a partition that can be used by both OS because thats where I will put my mp3s, so can windows see the linux partitions? can linux see NTFS partitions without trouble? would fat32 be the best option for my mp3 partition?
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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Build it as NTFS or FAT32/16. Linux can see all three, if its built into the kernel.

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Old 08-20-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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hi
i propose FAT32
because thatn u will be able to read as well as write to that partiton

linux does support NTFS read/write
but i got to know on this forum that linux NTFS writing drivers are not of much use(thay are not giving the required results)

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Old 08-20-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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hi,

i also think fat32 is better cos you can read as well as write on it. however if you really wanna use ntfs, these is a website which is very helpful to you:
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html

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Old 08-20-2004, 01:55 PM   #5
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hi there

i think for NTFS write support u need to compile ur kernel....
does the above link specify the NTFS write driver also???

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Old 08-21-2004, 06:31 AM   #6
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is true that writing from linux to Fat32 or NTFS partitions might sometimes corrupt the partition thats being written to or make it unstable?
 
Old 08-21-2004, 09:12 AM   #7
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hi

i have been using fat32 to write from linux to it for the past 3 years and have faced no such problem
while i have used NTFS read not NTFS write from linux

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Old 08-21-2004, 09:24 PM   #8
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explore2fs

Though it may not be important to anyone currently on this thread, I want to point out explore2fs for those who find this thread by search.

I found a little file, explore2fs.exe, which is prebeta, but written to run in XP or ? in an NTFS filesystem. It can see the linux partitions and when you locate the file you want to move to NTFS, highight it then VIEW then EXPORT FILE and select folder using standard browse window, and when you click SAVE it is moved to your NTFS partition. Beats other messy methods of moving files.

You should find it by googling:

explore2fs

Be sure to download the large file version. That is the one i successfully use.


It is a nuisance to need to reboot, but the other methods also require that and are more complicated.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:52 PM   #9
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actually i was just looking for a tool to read ext3 partitions from winxp as ma stupid mp3 player does not work under linux...

the funny this is when trying to migrate from Windows to linux there is always some obstacle... and now this...
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:44 AM   #10
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hi there

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/
is the url for explore2fs

also u can copy ur files from the linux partiton to windowds partiton using this
in do not think u can play ur songs directly from ur linux partition while in windows without copying them here
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Old 08-22-2004, 06:05 AM   #11
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There is roughly a zillian mp3 players for Linux... but okay, if you want to do it the other way around. Yes, there is Explore2fs and YAReg for reading ReiserFS partitions. You should note that the greatest virus threat for Linux is dual-booting Windows with indiscriminating access to the Linux system.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:45 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by OSourceDiplomat
There is roughly a zillian mp3 players for Linux... but okay, if you want to do it the other way around. Yes, there is Explore2fs and YAReg for reading ReiserFS partitions. You should note that the greatest virus threat for Linux is dual-booting Windows with indiscriminating access to the Linux system.
hi there
as dfar as i have used explore2fs it has only read acess to linux partitions
so i do not think we have a threat here
or do we have drivers which have write acess to linux partitions from windows??(which are those)
then this is surely is threat
regards
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:02 AM   #13
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It was introduced in ext2fs.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 10:30 AM   #14
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Originally posted by OSourceDiplomat
It was introduced in ext2fs.
hi there
sorry could not get what do u want to say???

regards
 
Old 08-22-2004, 11:39 AM   #15
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I was saying that as far as I know, write access to the Linux system is a possibility with the latest version of Ext2fsd.
 
  


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