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Old 01-02-2006, 02:32 AM   #1
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Linux file system on windows

How do I read linux partitions on windows xp? More specifically, ext2 or ext3 file systems because those are the ones I use, but information on other file systems would be nice. thanks.

Edit: oops wrong forum. Maybe someone will come by and put this in general.

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:36 AM   #2
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Download Explore2fs for ext2/ext3. Not sure about other file systems.

I've reported your post, so it gets moved.
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I've tried a few things to get this working(neither of the one's mentioned above), and both caused the ex3 partition to be considered corrupted(I had to run fsck every time I booted it). I haven't had very good luck w/ stuff like this.
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I tried editing my fstab file in linux and read my win 2000 partitions with linux but not vice versa. It messed up my win though. It set my vm setting in windows too high every time, never understood why.
You can look into installing Cygwin emulator.
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Microsoft Windows does support Installable File Systems (IFS), and ext2/ext3 are among those supported... I think "unofficially."


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