EXT2 IFS – Handling Linux partitions in windows

May 8, 2009 at 9:49 pm (Linux News) (, , , , , , , )

This program is not a Linux program. It’s free (but not open source) program which runs on windows to give read-write access to the linux EXT2/EXT3 partitions by supplying drivers.

You may think why i’m posting something “windows” in the totally Linux environment of my blog. Actually, you and all Linux people should understand, that considerable amount of people are still using windows out there. But they are turning to linux bit by bit, but some sinple things keep them not doing so; for an example, having to dedicate a partition for a linux installation. As newbies start linux searching for a different taste only, they are very unlike to loose a “windows-usable” hard drive space for an experiment! (I guess you know that windows don’t ship EXT2 drivers).

So the simple task of EXT2IFS program is to provide those drivers required. Thus, the EXT2 can be worked as the usual NTFS system in the same way. This gives a large push towards “Go Linux”. I will stop talking here. Here’s the program below. You can download version 1.11a from this link or you can go to their homepage.

The installation screen - I like seeing the Tux in windows!

The installation screen - I like seeing the Tux in windows!

And a simple thing. You are allowed to choose whether read-only or not at the installation. If you have virus swarming in your windows, without read-only they can get in to the linux drive. But don’t worry, they can’t do even a scratch damage to linux. (just make sure files are not deleted – very rare)

My /boot partition now open to windows (warning: do not change any file in this partition. Just leave it alone!)

My /boot partition now open to windows (warning: do not change any file in this partition. Just leave it alone!)

May the Tux win !

Huraah to linux!

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