View Full Version : How do I access ext3 partitions in XP?

August 24th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Hi! I'm dual booting XP and Jaunty. I use XP for games and IE testing. For testing I need to access my scripts which is in the ubuntu partition. How do I access it? I partitioned my drive as suggested my pyschocats and tried to use fsdrive. The partition is visible however windows says it is unformatted. Any suggestions?

August 24th, 2009, 10:11 AM
yes you can use:


Paddy Landau
August 24th, 2009, 10:40 AM
FS driver supports ext3 incompletely.

Better to use Ext2FSD (http://www.ext2fsd.com/), which does support ext3.

Unless you want it read-only, in which case it doesn't matter.

I haven't found anything that supports ext4.

August 24th, 2009, 10:48 AM
don't advice on mounting your linux partition in Windows.

If you still plan on mounting it, please choose the read only option.

August 24th, 2009, 10:50 AM
The ext2 driver is fine with windows and there's no reason to be afraid of it.
I would use a dedicated data partition though, and keep windows unable to write to my /home.
If nothing else the thumbnail index files xp seems to want to dump everywhere are very annoying!

August 24th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Any suggestions?

If it's just a few scripts you could always use some remote storage such as UbuntuOne, DropBox or Gmail.