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I recently loaded mandrake on one of my drives. I want to be able to access that drive and run commands while in windows. What do I need to do ...
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    Accessing linux drive while in windows


    I recently loaded mandrake on one of my drives. I want to be able to access that drive and run commands while in windows. What do I need to do this? Thanks

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    You can't do that. First, Windows has no support for filesystems other than FAT, NTFS or iso9660, and you (don't want to)/(cannot) run linux on one of those. Second, even if you could read the filesystem in Windows, Windows cannot execute UNIX programs. The kernel interfaces are completely different, and Windows doesn't support ELF binaries.
    If anything, you could download Cygwin; that's a UNIX emulator for Windows, but I don't think it will let you read your linux file system.

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    You can read certain linux filesystems from windows with explore2fs.

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    Note, however, that explore2fs doesn't give you native access.

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    Accessing a linux drive while in windows

    Thanks for the replys. I have satellite and I can't seem to get it to work with Mandrake so I was wanting to use my windows xp for the Internet and download linux stuff and put it on my linux drive and practice the commands while I was online....

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    Maybe you should ask for help solving your satellite problem instead, then?

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    Direcway Satellite Internet with Linux

    Direcway does not support linux... is it possible to to have this? Thanks

    new linux fan

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    Hard to tell right away. What interface is there between your modem and computer?

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    the modem is usb.. Thanks

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    That does of course make it a lot harder. Who is the modem's manufacturer?

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