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Accessing Ext2/Ext3 partitions from Windows

Company Blogs October 29, 2007 By James Min Staff

I have a dual-boot setup on my machine Ubuntu Linux / Windows XP and I often access my Linux Ext3 partitions from Windows using this tool:

 

fs-driver.org/

 

It's the most simple thing you can install, and afterward, you will have read-write access to your Ext2/Ext3 partitions.

 

I can't say much for performance, but that is totally understandable. It's more for convenience sake. But FYI, here are how fast my Liferay portal source builds (portal source "ant all") are:

 

Intel Core2 Duo 2.33 GHz, 2GB RAM

Windows XP / NTFS - ~8 minutes

Windows XP / Ext3 (fs-driver) - over 12 minutes

Ubuntu Linux / Ext3 - ~2 1/2 minutes

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I have a dual-boot setup on my machine Ubuntu... Shepherd Ching October 29, 2007 8:24 AM

I have a dual-boot setup on my machine Ubuntu Linux / Windows XP TOO.
BUT I often access my Windows NTFS partitiion from Linux using this tool:

<a href="http://flomertens.free.fr/ntfs-config/index.html">ntfs-config</a>
Posted on 10/29/07 8:24 AM.