Dual Boot

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 07:53:12 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 1:49 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 11/28/2010 02:44 AM, Tom H wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM, Mark <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 9:15 PM, Roy Smith <rasmith1959 at live.com> wrote:
>>>> On 11/27/2010 09:55 PM, Rashkae wrote:
>>>>> No.  Windows has almost non-existent support for any filesystem not it's
>>>> But wait...  Windows *can* access a Linux partition, though it does require
>>>> installing third party software to enable it to do so.
>>> Aside from the fact that this is almost certainly a dangerously foolish idea....
>> It's neither dangerous nor foolish. You might want to access your "~"
>> from Windows. I've done so pre-Win7 regularly with, IIRC, ext2fs.sys.
> ext2fs.sys won't work with ext4 IIRC. The dangerous part is if you use
> ext2fs.sys to access your ext2/3 with write permissions. I do it, but
> unless you know what you are doing, and are *very* careful, it is quite
> possible to wipe out important chunks of your linux install from Win.

ext4 support is unfortunately non-existent as is Win7 support.

The same applies to mounting an ntfs partitions with write
permissions... Or using "sudo"/"sudo -s"/"sudo -i"... Or...

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