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Old 10-27-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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ext2 to windows


is it possible to copy files in an ext2 partition to a windows partition??
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
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Yes. The file will lose certain attributes not supported in Windows (such as permissions/ownership) though.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:14 PM   #3
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ok... when i try to drag and drop to this specific folder

/mnt/windows/My Music/FULL DISKS/

it gives me a access error... it says i dont have access to that folder, but it will work just fine in

/mnt/windows/My Music/
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:19 PM   #4
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What kind of Windows partition is this? What are you using to drag/drop?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:55 PM   #5
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To get full access to a win partition it should be FAT32, NTFS won't let you write to it even if you're root. Something about NearlyTrustworthyFileSystem has a tendency to screw up if you write to it from another OS.

If it's fat32 you could change the access to the mountpoint /mnt/whatever so that all users get access to it or do your copying as super user.

There's a great program that let's you read ext2 disks from windows. ntfs2ext2 or something like that. *smiles* i haven't used it for a while so i can't remember it.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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im pretty sure its fat32.. but the weird thing is that it will copy to one directory above that, but then it wont to that FULL DISKS directory...
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:12 PM   #7
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Hmmm... And you've tried with root or superuser privilegies (or how it's written)?
The prog i thought of is explore2fs.exe but that's for windows.

Check who has access to /mnt/windows/My Music/FULL DISKS/
then check the the same for /mnt/windows/My Music/

You should be able to spot any differences
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:13 PM   #8
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the /mnt/windows/... is all FAT32, wouldnt that mean that everyone has access?? anyways, how do i check who has access?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:21 PM   #9
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open a terminal and cd to mnt/windows
write
ls -al
and you'll see who the owner is.
then go to the next directory and do the same
You'll see who is the owner for the directories

Hope this helps
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:30 PM   #10
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What's the exact error... ? Are you using " " or \ in the blank spaces?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:40 PM   #11
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Explore2fs is a program which can read ext2 and ext3 partitions perfectly from Windows. You can copy your data to a Windows drive without damaging either drive this way.
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm

Ext2IFS is a program which actually mounts Linux ext2 and ext3 drives as logical dos drive ( E.G. E:, F:, G: ), but it doesn't read ext3 very well sometimes and it doesn't like WinXP for some reason.
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm

Both programs are free and opensource.

If you want to copy the data using Linux, you can easily copy ext2/3 data to FAT32 drives if its enabled in your kernel. As for NTFS, you can enable NTFS write support in your kernel, but it's dangerous. You risk messing up your NTFS drives trying. If you want to write ext2/3 data to NTFS drives, do it from Windows using one of those two proggies I linked you to.

Hey I feel special, I actually know something about Linux
 
Old 10-28-2003, 09:08 AM   #12
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@ Kethinov

Yepps... Ext2IFS doesn't like XP at all.
I've tried it on mine and that's the only time it's been really weird. After uninstalling it it's been back to the good old way.
That's why i don't recommend that proggie.
 
  


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