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Old 01-21-2006, 01:27 AM   #1
axay
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access LVM from windows


Hi,
i recently installed fc3 dual booted with XP. I have installed the required ntfs drivers in FC3 so as to be able to access the windows partitions. But since they are read only, i was looking at utilities like explore2fs.
Explore2fs shows me only my /root partition which is only 1024 mb. During installation, the rest of the 30gb of the partition was formatted as LVM. the /root partition is formatted as ext3.
Could anyone help me be able to access this LVM partition from XP. I don't want to enable write access to ntfs from linux as i read it leads to data loss.
Is there any freeware around that would let me access the entire ext3 and LVM from windows
 
Old 01-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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First hit I had on google "access linux LVM from windows" was the homepage for Explore2fs, which states that version 1.07 spports LVM2, and 1.08 is supposed to increase the usability of it.

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm

I would make sure you have one of those versions, and it should be able to get at the LVM files. I can't test it, as don't have any dual boot boxes anymore.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 01-22-2006, 05:38 AM   #3
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i tried both the versions, but they still don't access the LVM..but anyways, i have worked my way around the whole damn thing by reformatting my partitions in ext3 only..without any LVM
 
  


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