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Old 08-25-2002, 10:29 AM   #1
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Linux emulation...

Is there a simple Windows terminal that lets you type Linux commands and see how it works? Or even a Linux emulator in read-only mode? I have a Linux partition on the HD. But it'd be nice to know if my lines are working. Or as simply as checking /etc/fstab.

If not, does a w32 program that reads Linux files exist?

Thanks much.
Old 08-25-2002, 12:58 PM   #2
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I dont know exactly if this fits; but you might want to have
explains it a bit
I know there must be lots of info on it, just can't find it right now in my pile of magazines.
And for reading your linux filesystem from M$; use
explore2fs, it was initially meant for reading ext2 partitions,
but google spits out that it has reiserfs support too?.
I think writing to the linux part. from M$ is not a good idea.

Old 08-26-2002, 11:28 PM   #3
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there's a russian prog that views/reads/copies from ext2/3 it's ext2viewer.exe search it at

also if you just search ext2 or ext2fs at filemirrors then u get a list including ext2fsd which for win2k/xp can mount ext2/3 partitions under a read-only drive letter of your choice...

btw, if you use ext2fsd to mount, you need mount.exe and it's both mount and unmount, they didn't make that very clear... you have to make a copy and rename it unmount.exe to unmap drive letters since it detects how it was called including the command(.exe's name)


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