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Old 05-31-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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View Linux on Windows

I know you can view (and not write) your Windows mounted hd on linux. Is there any way to reverse it? VIew my linux hard drive on windows? I want to transfer files from my linux to my Windows without useing a network, burning cds, and all the other long ways. Is this possible?
Old 05-31-2005, 12:07 AM   #2
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Never used it before, but aparantly it works. Assuming you use ext3 or ext2 filesystem?

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Old 05-31-2005, 01:48 AM   #3
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This won't work, if your partition isn't ext2 or ext3. I installed Fedora Core 3 on my machine on the free space I had on the drive, and it formatted it as LVM (8E) -- and there are currently no tools to read this partition under Windows -- unless anyone knows any?
Old 05-31-2005, 01:52 AM   #4
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there is another one called rfstool for reiserfs
Old 05-31-2005, 07:32 AM   #5
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Your best bet for a dual-boot system is to have your linux partition(s), your Windows partition and an extra Fat partition to transfer files since both operating systems support this pretty well.
Old 05-31-2005, 08:00 AM   #6
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captive-ntfs work very well and allows for full read-write functionality because it uses the NTFS drivers from Windows to do it. You can download it from almost anywhere. But I have a tutorial that explains doing it under KNOPPIX for Windows password resetting, but the basics should be the same...
Old 05-31-2005, 09:17 AM   #7
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In order to see my linux partiton under windows I use Total Commander, something like norton commander. on the website of the producent is a plug-in which allows Total Commander get into ext2 file system in a read- only mode.


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