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tanuki
8th August 2006, 04:04 AM
Hi :

I know this may sound a little wierd. I have a PC which has WinXp and FC4 installed, and I boot up with Grub dual boot. May I know is it possible to call a program residing under the Linux partition while I am on WinXP? The program is proprietary and only runs under Linux, and I frequently need to access it, thus, current situation is I have to restart my PC, so that I can get into Linux to use it.

Thank you.

wintersm
8th August 2006, 04:22 AM
Check out vmware server at vmware.com its free and allows windows/linux to run in virtual machines, there is a how-to somewhere on how to run the secondary booted o/s in a virtual machine (i think the how-to was a linux host with windowxp as the one running under vmware)..

3006828
8th August 2006, 10:33 AM
there are applicastions that can read ext3 file systems.

note that if you have it set up as a logical drive im yet to find anything in WinOs that will read and write from...

here is the link to that prementioned program anyway.. which from memory since your using fc4, your filesystem will be ext3 so your laughing ;)

here are the links to progs which so the such

http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/ext2.html
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm