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Old 01-11-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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I cant access Ubuntu ext3 files from winxp


I Used to rum simply Mepis 8.0 and I had no trouble accessing the files from winxp. I recently changed to Ubuntu 10.10 with the ext3 file system and can't access the files from winxp. I know about the ext2IFS app and that is what I used with Mepis and it worked fine.

What am I missing?

Thank you
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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Have you looked into samba?

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Old 01-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Hi,

as far as I know EXT2IFS can mount only file systems with Inode size 128, it is possible that newer version of linux is creating one with 256. To determine run:

sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda# | grep Inode (substitute the # for number of your partition)

look for Inode size: if it is not 128 i doubt EXT2IFS will be able to mount it.

I think an option is ext2fsd

Cheers,

OK
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:33 AM   #4
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Explore2fs works.
You can either download and install or open and explore.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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Hi and thanks for your response.

Inode count: 1452480
Inodes per group: 8160
Inode blocks per group: 510
Inode size: 256

I have also tried ext2fsd and DiskInternals Linux Reader.

No joy

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Have you looked into samba?

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Does this allow me to access my ubuntu files while I'm using winxp?

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Explore2fs works.
You can either download and install or open and explore.
Yep, no joy either


Also I can boot Puppy linux off a usb drive and it gives me read and write access between windows and ubuntu. Is this perhaps an easier solution?

Wdhpr

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:48 AM   #6
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What version of ubuntu are you using?
I have ubuntu10.10 and it read xp out the box.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 12:55 AM   #7
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What version of ubuntu are you using?
I have ubuntu10.10 and it read xp out the box.
I believe the thread is about other way around reading linux partition from xp.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 01:02 AM   #8
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I believe the thread is about other way around reading linux partition from xp.
I did to.
But I think it's that he/she wants to do it from both sides, also rw.

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You can either download and install or open and explore.
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Yep, no joy either
 
Old 01-12-2011, 01:02 AM   #9
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Hi and thanks for your response.

Inode count: 1452480
Inodes per group: 8160
Inode blocks per group: 510
Inode size: 256

Wdhpr
My only suggestion is to backup->reformat with 128 inode size. man mke2fs should help you with that. (see -i flag)
 
Old 01-12-2011, 01:05 AM   #10
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Does this allow me to access my ubuntu files while I'm using winxp?
Yes read for sure write I don't know.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 03:32 AM   #11
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Yes read for sure write I don't know.
The OP's posts suggest that they want to access an ext3 partition from Windows on the same machine. You can't do this with Samba, since you'd need to be running Linux in order for the server to be active..
 
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The OP's posts suggest that they want to access an ext3 partition from Windows on the same machine. You can't do this with Samba, since you'd need to be running Linux in order for the server to be active..
If that's the case use Explore2fs
 
Old 01-12-2011, 10:39 AM   #13
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You could run colinux under Windows and access your system regardless of filesystem/encryption/raid. Try andlinux for an easy solution.
 
  


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