[Linux4christians] ACCESS YOUR LINUX PARTITIONS FROM WINDOWS!
morehart at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 16:34:34 EDT 2006
It works with ext3 as well. :)
On 6/13/06, David Fierbaugh <david at fierbaugh.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 June 2006 13:17, Warren Sanders wrote:
> > Michael Hipp wrote:
> > > Yes. But for the machines where it is necessary to dual-boot or
> > > access a shared volume it could be really nice to have access to a
> > > shared file system that was a good-quality filesystem. Being able
> > > to use ext2 in place of FAT32 could be a real win. FAT is a
> > > tinkertoy and not a very good one. No security. Cobbled-in long
> > > name support. Poor timestamp support. Even Microsoft wisely doesn't
> > > use it much anymore.
> > That just brings up more items to think about. I wouldn't trust
> > writing to the ext2/3 fs from the non-native OS. I feel equally about
> > writing to NTFS from Linux too. I just don't do it even on accident.
> > As for the security issue... I see a loss of security to the ext2 fs
> > in this case. Because I gained access to my wifes Linux home
> > partition without root privileges, I see the lack of regard to user
> > rights here.
> > I haven't tested, but how does it handle multiple user logins such as
> > changing users? Does it still give access to Linux or only to the
> > user who installed the patch? Anyway... I see some good but too many
> > bad with this to validate its use.
> > --
> > Warren Sanders
> Although this has some obvious uses in the dual-boot world, I see much
> application in virtualization. It could be handy to mount a filesystem on
> the linux and windows virtual systems that a system is running. Of course,
> you can just do this with Samba, but it's the thought that counts right?
> Is anyone actually using ext2? The only thing I use it on is my /boot
> partitions, because I'm sure I can have emergency access to it from any
> rescue CD. Everyone should be migrating towards the journaled filesystems
> (one more thing M$ is behind on).
> -- David
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