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Reading ext2fs from windows
  • From: "Felipe Blanco" <iolistas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 19:13:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <020201c0e53e$11107c40$364ca3d4@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Read the message :P
----- Original Message -----
From: Felipe Blanco <iolistas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Suse List <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 6:45 PM
Subject: RE: [SLE] lilo password


> True.
> The program is called explore2fs
> http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm )
> If the name indicate , doesnt support reiser.
> If it makes the box less secure .. i think the same,but ..do you ever put
a
> partition with windows in a production machine ?? :)
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: bilbo <bilbo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 6:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [SLE] lilo password
>
>
> > On 25 May 2001, at 10:47, Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> >
> > > At 11:35 AM 5/25/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> > >
> > > >Can I put password on lilo for my linux kernel and let it without
> password
> > > >for windows? I dont want people booting into linux by mistake but I
do
> > > >want them booting into windows. Any ideas on how to do this.
> > > >Raul
> > >
> > > I think it's password = foo_bar in /etc/lilo.conf. Note that it's
stored
> in plain text.
> > >
> > > man lilo.conf
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Just as a reminder, ext2 filesystems (not sure about reiser etc) are
> > readable from windows. I have a w2k utility which quite happily
> > reads the contents of files on a linux partition. I believe writing is
> > possible but I didn't have the nerve to try it! It is nearly usable from
> > me/98 too AFAICR.
> > I know that there is no such thing as a secure system but having
> > windows on a linux box makes the linux box less secure. I am
> > interested in a proper crypto filesystem but this is another on the
> > long list of things to find out more about, in particular I would like a
> > journalling crypto FS (I can dream), so I may eventually have to
> > learn enough to to 'merge' journalling and tcfs but I'm a long way off
> > and crypto is easily compromised....
> >
> >
> > regards,
> > Bill
> >
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