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Old 01-21-2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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access LVM from windows

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, 10:20 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.

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.

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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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