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Old 08-25-2005, 11:40 PM   #1
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opening linux file system files in windows 95??

I would like to find some way to open linux file system (Debian Woody) files in windows 95. I do not think this is possible, but don't want to throw in the towel before asking on here. I have been searching for programs that might be able to do this for a few hours, and have come up with very little.

Windows and linux are on different disk partitions. I can view windows files from linux.

I did find something called RawWrite(?) that I am curious about, as well as some programs to read reiser fs from win95. I'm pretty sure I don't have reiser fs, though, but I am a newbie and I don't really know.
Old 08-26-2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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Why do you want to view your linux system files from windows? With the proper attribute changes, anything you could possibly want to do to any of these files should be possible right from LINUX (if you have a modern distro, you are probably using EXT3, not reiser FS)

I do not know offhand of any means of ´mounting´ your [EXT2 or 3] FS on Windows 95, as 95 does not even have any means of accessing Microsoft´s own version of a filesystem that has ownership, etc. permissions [NTFS] directly. Even if you can find a way of doing this, I would not think that it would be any more efficient than simply using LINUX itself to do any of your system file tweaking. Look into file permissions instead of pursueing this
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If the linux system is not running it would be difficult... It's easier if you share a lot of files to just save your Linux stuff to your 95 FAT32 partition (windows partition) then you can share data back and forth...

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here are some links
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This should work: Explore2fs which you can download from

Strong Recommendation: Don't try to write the file back to the Linux File System. Windows scres up its own filesystem with no trouble at all. Think what fun it could have on a Linux fs.

Ike M: If one happens to be running Windows at the time then it is more convenient to use this than to reboot. OK, as the questioner progress out of the newbie phase he will spend less and less time in Windows.
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RawWrite: This is a prog to write disc images to floppies. You use it to, for example, create boot floppies for Linux. It does a byte by byte write so that the OS you are using does not need to know about the format of the disc you are creating.
Old 08-26-2005, 01:28 PM   #7
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Thank you for all your help. explore2fs works great!


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