View Full Version : [ubuntu] Linux disk on a windows PC

August 4th, 2009, 01:04 PM
I have a old Matrox HDD, here named "Mickey", which until recently served as disk in my LAMP server. Since the server PC crashed, I need to retrieve some of the files from Mickey onto my Windows XP PC ? I have a USB adapter to put Mickey into, and windows finds it, but does not map it as a drive.. Any solution?

Tore V

August 4th, 2009, 02:03 PM
the hd may be pwnd?
try to mount it in linux. If no luck you may have to photorec it for the info.

August 4th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Windows does not read *nix filesystems by default, only NTFS and FAT. Try fsdriver to let windows read your linux filesystem(ext3 by default on Ubuntu)

If you're using Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04, fs-driver might not work(problems with reading the larger inode size on these version).
In that case, try ext2fsd
It's what I'm using at present on Ubuntu 9.04