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Old 03-04-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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how to access linux files from windows


the "mount" command can be used to access the windows drives(FAT,FAT32,NTFS) from linux. is it possible to access linux files from windows 2000 or xp?

PS: i have a 3ghz p4 machine with windows 2000 installed in c-drive, xp in d-drive and fedora core 3 in the remaining space. windows uses NTFS filesystem and fd3 uses ext3 filesystem.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 11:04 AM   #2
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don't. use a shared fat32 partition if you want to share data. blame Micro$oft...

but... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=419223
 
Old 03-04-2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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Yes there is a program to access your Windows partitions:

EXT2 IFS: http://www.fs-driver.org/

jer
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:47 PM   #4
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If you just want to see your Linux file system and copy files from it to your Windows partition while you are running Windows, have a look at Explore2fs from http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm. If you want to regularly transfer files between Linux and Windows, the best option has already been suggested (a fat32 shared partition).

Dang, I should have read the linked thread - it's already there...

Last edited by gilead; 03-04-2006 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 03:44 PM   #5
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Easiest solution:
Data partition formatted FAT32. Easy read/write access from boht Linux and Windows.
Ideally, put this data partition on a separate physical drive.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 08:59 AM   #6
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not for ext3

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Yes there is a program to access your Windows partitions:

EXT2 IFS: http://www.fs-driver.org/

jer
this program is only for ext2... i'm looking for ext3 partition for linux...

 
Old 03-05-2006, 09:11 AM   #7
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thanks...it works great

Quote:
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If you just want to see your Linux file system and copy files from it to your Windows partition while you are running Windows, have a look at Explore2fs from http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm. If you want to regularly transfer files between Linux and Windows, the best option has already been suggested (a fat32 shared partition).

Dang, I should have read the linked thread - it's already there...
thanks for the URL... the s/w works sufficiently good...

thanx again!!
 
Old 03-05-2006, 09:14 AM   #8
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thanx for the page

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don't. use a shared fat32 partition if you want to share data. blame Micro$oft...

but... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=419223
hey great discussion on this thread.... but y do u hav such a weird signature?? what does it mean... ??
 
Old 03-05-2006, 11:41 AM   #9
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Moved to General where it can live with the other thread
that you dug up ... ;}
 
Old 03-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #10
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this program is only for ext2... i'm looking for ext3 partition for linux...

EXT2 and EXT3 are the same, except for the way they write to the disk (ext3 keeps a journal). Ext3 is backwards-compatible with ext2. (you can mount an ext3 partition as ext2) Read http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html
 
Old 03-05-2006, 06:26 PM   #11
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Just a point on FAT32 - it doesn't support symlinks.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 06:33 PM   #12
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Just a point on FAT32 - it doesn't support symlinks.
And permissions, and ownership, and hardlinks, and ...
 
  


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