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Old 08-27-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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how do i access linux partition from windowsXP dual boot?


i have heard that i can access my Linux partitions from Windows XP even if it is a dual boot situation.

I understand enough to setup samba to work when the Linux is live so that M$ can access it, but how can i do so when the linux OS is not running?

i am dualboot winXP pro/ Whitebox 3...

windows is NTFS and IIRC i did the etc3 or something like that for the linux partition. it was the '3' extention on all but swap and boot.

Thanks for guidance.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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hi
do u wan to say that how to share linux partions while running wondows XP??

or do u want to access linux partitions from windows for this have a look here
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/l

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Old 08-27-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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try e2fs or explore2fs .

you wud also learn that permissions are nothing but OS limitations. Root user doan mean nothing to Win-user with e2fs . Physically secure your server is key
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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ok, ill try the e2fs and explore2fs when i get home.

yes i want to access the linux portion of my HD when i am running windows. i have a lot more storage space in my linux partition that i want to utilize for some of the larger files that i have.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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hi

for explore2fs u need to go to the above link in my post

regards
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:51 PM   #6
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ok got explore2fs installed and i can not navigate around my linux partitions on that HD from windows.

will i be able to write to the HD and how can i view how much space is left per partition?

also that link you provided was dead, but a short google serch for explore2fs pulled up the homepage and a very short download.

thanks for the heal guys. much appriciated.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 12:13 AM   #7
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hi there
sorry for the that
the link i gave u

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/l

it is
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux


i just aded a 'l' at the end

also i do not think u should go for write support from windows to ext3 partition
the driver for that can crash ur FS from windows

take care in that
regards
 
Old 08-28-2004, 01:01 AM   #8
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ahh, ok thanks for the heads up, but i could read from ext3 no?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 01:05 AM   #9
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hi
ys i think ext read is ok
i have ben using that
the same goes for NTFS also

although read support in linux for NTFS is fine but write support is told to be dangerous from linux to NTFS partition

regards
 
Old 08-28-2004, 09:15 AM   #10
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yes that i was aware of. have considered making a FAT32 partition so i can write from linux to windows, but oh well. maybe next time i format.
 
  


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