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patfogle 01-21-2005 12:41 AM

Accessing a linux drive on a windows machine?
Hey guys.. I am in need of some files on my linux drive. I am dual booting Mandrake 10.1 and Win 2000. I am in search of a utility that will enable me to browse the EXT2 partion (mainly the home partition).

musicman_ace 01-21-2005 12:58 AM

It would be easier to mount the windows partition from within linux and copy the files

akudewan 01-21-2005 01:04 AM

As far as I know, there is no tool in windows that accesses ext2 partitions. However, as musicman_ace said, you can mount the drive in linux and then copy the files. Thats the only way.

I hope you don't have NTFS partitions in windows, otherwise you may not get write-access while mounting

patfogle 01-21-2005 01:09 AM

If only it were that simple.... Currently the linux kernal does not support writing to the NTFS file system.... I will try to copy it to my other machine via the network.. Thanks guys... BTW this place is great.

DaHammer 01-21-2005 01:59 AM

There are several drivers available for Windows that allow access to ext2/3 paritions. Try google/freshmeat/sourceforge, here are a couple:

DaHammer 01-21-2005 02:01 AM

BTW, the 2.6.x kernel does offer limited write support to NTFS partitions. And there is a driver called captive-ntfs that allows full write support.

patfogle 01-21-2005 02:09 AM

Once I remembered where I'd saved it to on the network machine I found the file I needed... Thanks guys... Anyone here sucessfully running Itunes on linux?

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