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Re: Can I mount an EXT3 partition that WinXP sees as "(Unknown partition)"?

At 04:00 PM 5/3/2005, you wrote:
>On a firewire-mounted external hard drive I have an
>EXT3 partition that used to be the root file system
>for an RH7.3 linux setup.  Is there any way to mount
>such a partition to cygwin when XP doesn't recognize
>it with a drive letter?
>The partition is primary, not extended.

No.  You need software that knows the filesystem first.  You can check out
Paragon if you're looking for commercial support.  There is an older
free S/W driver for ext2 and NT but I haven't tried it since NT 4 and I
can't recommend it.  If you're just looking to get read access (and/or very 
touchy write access) and don't mind the slowness of a user-land utility,
check out Explore2fs <>.
I don't know if it works with FireWire but it does work fine with local 
ext3 partitions.


Larry Hall                    
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