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RE: [SLE] Need Windows EXT2 Reader Advice
- From: "Greg Wallace" <jgregw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 06:36:30 -0900
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From: Darryl Gregorash [mailto:raven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 10:18 AM
To: Greg Wallace
Subject: Re: [SLE] Need Windows EXT2 Reader Advice
On Thursday, November 25, 2004 @ 10:18 AM, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
>Greg Wallace wrote:
>>Right off the bat, I know that won't work, since my backups are app 6G.
>>well, at $29.95, it's really not too big a gamble. I'll let you know how
>>works for me.
>You could have saved yourself the money: man 1 split
>"split -b 1024m inputfile filename" will produce split a file named
>"inputfile" into 1GB files named filenameaa, filenameab, and so on. To
>reproduce the original file, "cat filename* > inputfile". The default
>for "filename" is x (ie you can leave off the output name in the split
>commandline, and get files called xaa, xab, and so on).
>To reduce the number of output files, you could use something like "-b
>2000m" but just be sure to stay away from the DOS/Win 2GB (=2048MB)
>limit for FAT32 (no point in pushing your luck :) )
>Note that neither split nor cat remove their respective input.
Thanks for the info. Maybe I could have saved the $29.95, but I've got to
say that EXTFS Anywhere 3.0, so far, looks pretty darn good for the money.
I have, on my Windows machine --
* Successfully mounted the EXT2 partition on my USB drive on my Windows
machine (very simple -- go to the MOUNT option (straight off of the START
menu selection), select the partition you want to mount, and hit enter.
* Copied a new file to the partition, moved the drive over to my Linux
machine, mounted it and accessed the file.
* Copied a 6G file from the partition onto a different Windows NTFS
* Renamed files on the partition (from Windows, it looks just like any
other hard drive, so, as usual (say using Samba), you see directories as
The installation is as basic as you can get. You download the file, unzip
it, which gives you a single EXE Windows installer file, and execute that
EXE. Once installed, you simply select EXTFS Anywhere from you START menu
and it launches the application. To mount, you simply highlight the Linux
partition and either accept the drive letter it suggests for mounting it to
or choose a different one. To unmount (this one is sort of obscure), you
select mount (seems like they should have a separate unmount menu selection)
and tell it to not assign a drive letter (which, in effect, causes an
"unmount"). Maybe there are glitches that I have yet to encounter. I
haven't tried writing a large file to it, so I can't say what would happen
if I tried that (I don't personally need to be able to do that, at least not
at present). Maybe there are other problems I just haven't hit yet. But,
so far, it's looking pretty darn good for $29.95.
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