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Since I can access FAT32 filesystems from Linux Mandrake, I wondered if the reverse was true. I soon found out that it is (too a limited degree), with some freeware generously provided from http://ext2.yeah.net. However, you will notice some limitations in writing data and that prevuiously hidden files (prepended with a dot '.') are visible in Windows, cluttering folder view up.

This didn't even require a restart, although Windows warns you that installing the driver might muck everything up (I think it's jealous that it now has to share the hard drive with Linux ;))

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I wouldnt be writting to a linux partiton from windows, sounds a lil too risky for me.

however i havent used windows in a year sooo..:p

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I wouldnt be writting to a linux partiton from windows, sounds a lil too risky for me.

however i havent used windows in a year sooo..:p

Well, I'm just reading stuff from it.

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Since I can access FAT32 filesystems from Linux Mandrake, I wondered if the reverse was true. I soon found out that it is (too a limited degree), with some freeware generously provided from http://ext2.yeah.net.

I would not trust any external file system under Windows. Maybe Knoppix would help you there.

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Since I can access FAT32 filesystems from Linux Mandrake, I wondered if the reverse was true. I soon found out that it is (too a limited degree), with some freeware generously provided from http://ext2.yeah.net.

I would not trust any external file system under Windows. Maybe Knoppix would help you there.

Listen, it works fine (on my PC). :roll:

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You really ought to be using ext3 (saved my ass several times).

Anyway, if you want to share space, I seriously recommend you create a FAT32 partition (as you have read/write access with it in Linux as well as Windows) and just use that. You won't be able to run anything from the partition in windows, anyway, so I'd imagine you just want to share files on a dual boot and I personally don't know of a way to trick Windows into showing you a linux partition.

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explore2fs works great and it supporst ext3, and large files.
But oooh man did my hardrive make some weird hissing while coppying two gentoo iso into windows. ouch, im sure not to test the limits of my hard drive again if I plan on keeping it.

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