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Old 05-27-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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EXT 3 ... access in windoze

is there any way to read my ext3 partition under windoze? is there ne programz available for tht
Old 05-27-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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Yes there is. You will need to mount (open) the Windows partition (part of your computer) first before you'll be able to access it.

In your terminal, enter this code to log in a root:
su root
[then enter your root password]

Then enter this code to make a directory for your Windows partition to appear in:
mkdir /media/windows

And enter this code to mount your Windows partition:
mount /dev/hda1 /media/windows/ -t ntfs -o umask=0222

That should do it. However, if your Windows partition isn't on hda1, you will need to change that number to the right number. If everything works out, you'll be able to enter your Windows drive by going to /media/windows
Old 05-27-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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I think the above poster misunderstood the question...
ext3 partition under windoze
Look after something called explore2fs (I think there are others as well).


And, Cinematography, what if the guy has fat32 instead of ntfs?

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Old 05-27-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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I think that harken was asking if there was a way to view a linux (ext3) partion in windoze, not a windoze partition in linux. Am i right? I have not found a way of doing this, but i have not looked very hard.
Old 05-27-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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it is said that it's for ext2f?
can use it for ext3?
Old 05-27-2005, 07:45 PM   #6
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ext2 and ext3 have the same on disk format
the only difference is that ext3 is journaled which give better crash recovery. So unless the program writes to the disk (which most ext2/3 drivers for windoze don't) it will work.
Old 05-28-2005, 03:14 AM   #7
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First of all, I'm not the starter of the thread. Secondly, I quote from the main page of explore2fs:
Features of the latest version

I have added many features, some of which include:

* ext2 and ext3 support
I'll remind you the link so you can read on all the program's features:


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