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Old 08-20-2002, 03:28 PM   #16
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there is a program called "captain nemo" that installs in windows and will read data from your linux partition. quite handy actually, for those times when you're in windows out of necessity.

it's a commercial program, but I've seen it floating around the net...not that I reccomend or endorse that type of behaviour....
Old 08-20-2002, 04:00 PM   #17
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i'm sure that it could easy be converted into open source....(wink,wink)
Old 08-20-2002, 04:03 PM   #18
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Share your partition

I use a Fat32 partition for all my documents and downloaded files. Mounted in Linux and also accessible from W2K. What more do you want?
Old 08-20-2002, 04:57 PM   #19
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Do a "man mount", look at the "umask" option in the "fat" file system section.

Then if you edit your /etc/fstab and add/change this parameter in the options section to something like "umask=666" or something like that, your windows file system should be wide open to every user. Put a "user" option in there as well if you want everyone to be able to mount and umount the partition.

Changes won' take affect until you reboot. Oh I forgot, this isn't Windows: You can do something like "mount -o remount /mnt/windows" to make the change on-the-fly.
Old 08-22-2002, 01:34 AM   #20
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Most ditributions use something like this in /etc/fstab to make Windows partition user mount-able
/dev/sda1       /windows/C      vfat    noauto,user 0 2
You should change /dev/sda1 to /dev/XXX depending on where your Windows partition is (/dev/hda1 in quite a few cases). This will _not_ mount the Win partition every time you boot. As a regualr user you can just use the mount command to gain r/w access to it. 'mount /windows/C'. Once you've got that working you can also create a link to the device in most Xwindows desktops to mount/unmount with a right-click.
Old 08-25-2002, 09:28 AM   #21
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u can use explore2fs to see linux partitions in windows,but it's just read-access
Old 08-25-2002, 09:41 AM   #22
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explore2fs can only read ext2 and ext3 filesystems.


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