Possibilities for ext2fs

John R Hanson JRSON@NetZero.Net
Tue Aug 31 23:49:00 GMT 1999


There is a GNU read only ext2 driver for NT,
it works quite well.
archie for e2fsprogs-1.12-NTx86.rar
or e2fsprogs-1.12-NT.rar (source)
This version may be slightly out of date.
ext2 "drives" can be mounted or unmounted for
cygwin just like any other.

On Mon, 23 Aug 1999 09:27:07 +0200 (CEST), you wrote:

>On Mon, 23 Aug 1999, Chris Telting wrote:
>
>> I was just wondering if anyone has considered extending the mount
>> system such that you could access ext2 partitions under nt.  The
>> file access would no doubt be slow but it might be usful.
>> 
>> Is the mount system adaptable to this or would it require a redesign?
>
>I don't think the mount system is the clue. Fact is, I know of no free IFS
>toolkit for Windows NT, and it is my understanding (from some hints in the
>NT 5.0b3, a.k.a. Win2k, DDK documentation) that there are some non-trivial
>changes from release 4.0 to release 5.0, making it a pretty difficult (if
>_VERY_ interesting) option. I hope I'll be shown wrong, of course...
>
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