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    Windows access to linux file system

    I loaded the driver (ext2 ifs) for Windows that allows it to access my linux drives. When I try to access the drives I get a request to format them. In the FAQ it indicated that I needed to run the mountdiag, which I did. It says that the inode size is 256 on the linux drives and it needs to be 128. How do I change that? Can it be done without reformatting the disks?
    Last edited by davidself1001; February 13th, 2009 at 05:06 AM. Reason: added driver name
    Ubuntu 11.04 x64, GNOME 2.32.1, Kernel 2.6.38-8
    MB Asus P5Q-E, Onboard ADI AD2000B audio, 4G ram
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    Re: Windows access to linux file system

    Ok, is this a dumb question or have I stumped everyone?
    Ubuntu 11.04 x64, GNOME 2.32.1, Kernel 2.6.38-8
    MB Asus P5Q-E, Onboard ADI AD2000B audio, 4G ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX,Core2 Quad Q9400

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    Re: Windows access to linux file system

    how about explore2fs?
    http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs

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    Re: Windows access to linux file system

    Thanks. I'll give that a try tonight.
    Ubuntu 11.04 x64, GNOME 2.32.1, Kernel 2.6.38-8
    MB Asus P5Q-E, Onboard ADI AD2000B audio, 4G ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX,Core2 Quad Q9400

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    Re: Windows access to linux file system

    Hello, the same problem was affecting me.

    This explore2fs program doesn't work, the 1.08 beta reads some hda5 which I DON'T have and the 1.07 reads hdb1 which contains nothing.

    So it's really a problem of, during installation, setting the inode size to 128 instead of the default 256.

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