Linux Filesystems

By Ian Urie

I dual boot with Linux and Windows.
In Linux, I can see all my drives and copy, move , delete files wherever I want.
In Windows , it's a different story. Windows can only see the  Fat filesystems.
This can be a major pain.
I always seem to boot into Windows and then discover some of the files I need are in my Linux directories.
This results in constant reboots between systems.
No more!
Someone else obviously found it a pain as well and a developed a driver for linux filesystems.
The software is freeware and can be downloaded at the link (the title of the article)


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Installation is the usual Windows install. Click next.

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Accept the license, as per usual.
I'd read the disclaimer, it may prevent any misunderstandings.

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Again, I'd stress that Linux programmers wrote this, so remember to read the descriptions.
I enabled the large file option.
Can't be many people still using a Linux kernel 2.2 or prior, surely?

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Yeah!
Give the drives that Windows will now see a drive letter.
As you can see from the grab. applying a letter is a simple matter of choosing from the dropdown box on each partition.

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As per usual with Linux software, programmers tend to let you know about anything that may be important.
This may come as a culture shock to Windows users, where software has been dumbed down to the lowest denominator.
Still, someone with only Windows partitions is hardly going to install this anyway.

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Yeah, linux programmers are that confounded about having to reboot after software install/uninstall they warn about it.
Simply click finish and the job is done.

Just to prove the driver works...........

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Yes, its Opus 8 showing my Root partition and home partition.
I've used this now for some time.
I haven't came across any headaches yet, and have been able to copy, move, delete etc. across all my drives.
If you dual boot, this is a God Send!






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