can windows read other drives like linux?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nick_Jones68, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. Nick_Jones68

    Nick_Jones68 Guest

    Is it possible to read files on a linux partition (ext2,ext3) like linux can mount windows? is there a way to mount and unmount a "hidden drive" in windows quickly without having to go through a rigerous (spelling) changeing of things?
     
  2. ep0niks

    ep0niks OSNN Junior Addict

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    Don't think so..

    When you install a linux distro, simply create a fat32 partition. It will be accessible from both OS without too much trouble.. ext3 are "like" ntfs.. they are protected filesystem, but with proper setting (i'm speaking about ntfs) it can be read & write from other system.
     
  3. ep0niks

    ep0niks OSNN Junior Addict

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    Oops. this thread is pretty old.. and should have his place under the Linux sub-forum :|
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    There is exlporer2fs which [I think] can read ext2 and ext3 filesystems from Windows. never tried it though.
     
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    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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  6. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    you can use PartitionMagic to browse any file system it supports. this include ext2, ext3 ... etc.