FSDEXT2

FAQ

Original from pam.roberts@virginnet.co.uk

From : mikea@norfolk.nf

ACCESSING LINUX FILES UNDER WINDOWS

This step is a god-send for those on dual boot machines. It will READ it will NOT write.

1) Go to www.yipton.demon.co.uk

2) download 0.16 to your C: drive

3) unzip it (presumably using winzip) into a suitable new folder

4) click on the install.bat

this will copy two vxd files to the windows\system area

5) 3 fingured salute reboot This, sadly is necessary for windoze to register the newly acquired vxd's

from Pam Roberts

6) Open up Windows Explorer and find the new file MOUNT.EXE. With the right mouse button held down drag it to a free area of the desktop, then select 'Create Shortcut Here'. This should leave you with a new icon on the desktop.

7) Right click on this icon and select 'Properties'. The 'Target' text box should show something like C:\PathToGoodStuff\MOUNT.EXE 
Add /dev/hdXx  L at the end so it reads like
C:\PathToGoodStuff\MOUNT.EXE  /dev/hdXx  L
Where hdXx is the Linux drive/partition you want to see and L is any suitably free Win 'drive' letter.
Choose a better looking icon while you're at it.

8) Repeat steps 7 & 8for any other Linux drives/partitions you may have.

9) Now, double click on the appropriate icon and you'll be able to see your Linux files in Windows Explorer and read them into any Win application. To get over the CR vs CRLF end-of-line marker difference between Linux and Windows use Word or Wordpad rather than Notepad to read Linux text files.
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Remember; WUWG[TM]

10) you can drag this icon into your startup folder for it to be active at boot time
 
 

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