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Old 05-02-2003, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question RH8 vs W2K

I'm a rank beginner newbie with an puzzler.

Have a newer machine my boss wanted setup with W2k / RH8 (Needed RH8 cuz we run some OLD Unix software ported to RH) each on separate drive. Done. Set-up small 5 gig vfat partition on C:. W2k REFUSES to see Linux files, Linux sees Win files just fine thank-you. Permissions are set properly, user name/pw same, and yes there is /mnt/ entry and fstab has been modified and is working. Anybody have any ideas????

Thanks ahead for your help.
Old 05-02-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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W2K won't see Linux files, it doesn't or isn't setup to recognize non-windows partitions or formatted filesystems. Though I can't remember what the name of the program is called but have a search on the forum as its been mentioned before, a program that makes Linux partitions and filesystems readable from Windows.
Old 05-02-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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See explore2fs at:

It's a beta tool, so use with caution.
Old 05-02-2003, 01:52 PM   #4
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I actually bought this software when I needed my NTFS partition to back up to my ext3 parttition. Everything worked great, it just cost me 30 bucks. It will also mount ext2/3 from Win95/98/2000/XP in FAT32 or NTFS

By the way, they also make a tool for Linux to read and write to NTFS without danger. It just costs money. I guess for a business that would be a great thing.

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