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Old 05-07-2003, 11:44 PM   #1
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Modifying files in Linux partition from Windows


Is there some utility that lets you mount the linux partition and lets you modify the linux files from windows.

'explore2fs' lets you copy the files from the linux partition to windows but does not let you write it back to the linux partition.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:21 AM   #2
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the latest version of the software lets you do that
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:53 AM   #3
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As far as I know, there is no Windows application that supports writing to a linux type file system. I could be wrong though because things move so rapidly.

Question: Would you be surprised to learn that Bill Gates has not seen a reason to write an application that can handle any non-supported Microsoft filesystem?
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:06 AM   #4
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check this out

Write support is included in explore2fs , but is not recommended for use.

http://freshmeat.net/projects/explore2fs/?topic_id=142
 
Old 05-08-2003, 01:10 AM   #5
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'jayakrishnan' you are right the newer version of 'explore2fs' does support this feature but it says that it is still unstable and may cause serious problems. Anyway i tried to use it but the 'import' option is always disabled no metter where i click.

Does anyone knows of any stable utility providing this functionality?
 
Old 05-09-2003, 03:25 AM   #6
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Paragon Ext2FS Anywhere 2.5 and Paragon Mount Everything 3.0 both claim to be able to mount ext2 and ext3 from Windows. They say they will then become usual drives like C: or D:. I do not know much of anything about either product and have never used them.

How similar is that to what explore2fs does? I had never heard of explore2fs before although their web page also looks interesting.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 05:02 AM   #7
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Thanx Rick, Paragon Ext2FS Anywhere seems very good and does contian the feature i am looking for But the problem is it is not free. The Demo version provides only read access and the partition should be less than 1GB.

If there are no other alternatives then i will think of spending $30 on it.
 
  


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