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Author Topic: XP-VL shared folder... how to access from Windows XP?  (Read 1416 times)
AdriansonCrusoe
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« on: April 19, 2009, 10:43:24 pm »

As read in the VL 5 installation guide,

I created one primary NTFS partition and installed XP in it, then through fdisk in VL installation I created 3 logical partitions: --- shared, type W95 FAT32 --- swap, type linux swap --- VL install, type linux --- home, type linux ----, and installed VL 5.

When I boot (from Lilo in MBR) into XP there's the drive C: and the drive D: in the file explorer, but the drive D: appears as unformatted and XP prompts me to format.

How can I acces the files in the W95 FAT32 partition from windows file manager?
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kc1di
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 03:36:24 am »

Hi,

Windows has no ability to read linux file systems.  It will not read them there are programs out there that allow you to do that one is at the following web page.
http://www.fs-driver.org/

But I believe it may be limited to only the ext2 system. there may be other I don't know about.

Dave

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Dave
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 04:12:17 am »

Did you format the FAT32 partition?

BTW, VL5 is getting a little old, VL6 is the way to go.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 08:20:54 am »

Just to add to nightflier's post.... If your fat32 partition is empty and windows prompts to format it then you should go ahead and format it.  After that you'll be able to access normally via the windows file manager.

HTH!
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AdriansonCrusoe
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 01:28:34 pm »

Yeap, you were right, it wasn't formatted (VL installation let's you format everyting but the shared folder). However, XP would only allow me to format as NTFS, so I had to use a partition manager programme to format as FAT32.

So, solved, thanks for your time. =)
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