View Full Version : How can i mount Linux Parition HardDisk in Windows???

8th December 2004, 04:12 PM
Hello Friends :)
i m using a harddisk which have only One Operating system which is Fedora Core 2
Problem i m facing is that when i atteched my hard disk with the system which is using
Microsoft Operating system like window XP then i m unable to open Drive of My harddisk
which have Partioned in Linux Ext 3 .....
is there any way by which i can mount my Linux base partioned in Windows???? :confused: :confused: :confused:
I m really searching on that... can any one tell me how i do that
waiting for reply
Thank's in Advance...


8th December 2004, 04:25 PM
I use a program called Explore2fs to view and copy my linux files to windows
This tool only works one way linux files to windows, you can not use it to copy files from windows partition to linux partition.

8th December 2004, 04:25 PM
it is impossible. blame it on microsoft.

8th December 2004, 05:15 PM
better use samba! it is cool and easy ( if you don't consider the advanced uesed)

9th December 2004, 01:27 AM
it is impossible. blame it on microsoft.
I beg to differ. I have a G: drive on XP that is my ext3 Fedora. Just use the drivers (http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm), from the same place as explore2fs. Read only, though.

10th December 2004, 06:10 PM
aha... realtively new as i see. i have never seen any announcement of that one before and although it mounts ext2/3, the tool will not help at all, if you have reiserfs or reiser4... bad luck. but by default, windows IS unable to mount linux partitions. so my post is not wrong at all. ;)

10th December 2004, 06:26 PM
bunsen...there is a reiser tool too....I don't remember the name now, but I have it installed to view my Suse 9.1 drives...

EDIT: it is called RFStool

10th December 2004, 08:18 PM
I use a program called ext2fsd. It will mount ext2 read and write, and ext3 read only.

10th December 2004, 08:21 PM
I use same app as mentioned above and it works for fat32 and ntfs partitions: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27827