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    A note aboutreading ext2,ext3 and ReiserFS in windows


    For those who are dualbooting there is some good tools for reading Ext2, Ext3 and ReiserFS partitions in Windows.

    There are plugins for Total Commander for Ext2/Ext3 and ReiserFS here: http://www.ghisler.com/plugins.htm

    A good tool for reading ReiserFS: http://p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html

    YAReG - Yet Another R(eiser)FStool GUI: http://yareg.akucom.de/

    Explore2fs, the WIN32 explorer for Linux ext2fs partitions: http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/lin...s.htm#Download

    Hope that someone find this useful.

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    This should be made sticky, I bet somebody's going to ask about it...

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    Another tool (which I happened to write ) is ReiserDriver. It's a driver to access ReiserFS partitions as native disks under Windows. The website is http://rfsd.sf.net

    For now, it's read-only, and only supports ReiserFS 3.6, but it's a much more powerful alternative than rfstool.

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    is it possible to WRITE to an ext2/ext3 partitition from Windows?
    or to NTFS partitition from Linux.

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    Read/write ext2

    is it possible to WRITE to an ext2/ext3 partitition from Windows?
    or to NTFS partitition from Linux.
    Yes you can. Look at http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/. It is a file system driver for windows which gives you read/write access to ext2 and read access to ext3.

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    *sigh*, I'm looking forward to when we can write to Reiser volumes from Windows ... better yet, install Windows on Reiser
    Seriously, tho, I'd very much like to make my data partitions Reiser.

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    ZFS is on the way too, and although I use ResierFS almost exclusively, ZFS looks vry interesting.

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    NTFS Write Beta Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by DeoXMAN
    is it possible to WRITE to an ext2/ext3 partitition from Windows?
    or to NTFS partitition from Linux.
    I think there are some drivers in beta development that let you write to NTFS from linux. I will google it. I would wrather have windows and all of my data on reiser but for now this might be the best thing.

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    As a rule, writing to NTFS from Linux isn't recommended, simply because they're having to reverse engineer it and can't really make a confident promise of stability. My guess is that unless, far in the future, MS decides to release the specs for NTFS, this will always be the case. IMHO that will never happen unless it's for political reasons, and I can't see any right now.

    These tools to let Windows talk to other filesystems look far more promising, although they obviously only help you if you set things up from the beginning with this in mind, not after the fact.

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeoXMAN
    is it possible to WRITE to an ext2/ext3 partitition from Windows?
    also http://www.fs-driver.org/

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