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The way a disk is formatted

By daniel161
Feb 8, 2007
  1. Can a Linux formatted disk read data off of an fat 16/32 from windows? Can windows read off of a Linux partition? Thanks!


    --Daniel L
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Absolutely.

    Out of the box - No. However, there are 3rd party utilities which allow Windows to access native Linux file systems.

    BUT... I think many Linux gurus would argue they'd rather not give Windows access to their Linux partitions to start with.... :)
     
  3. daniel161

    daniel161 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    thanks for the help!


    --Daniel L
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +621

    >> Can windows read off of a Linux partition?

    If you network the connection, you can use SAMBA (on Linux ) to cause r/w access to Linux data :)
     
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Here's one.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +621

    hum; didn't find any Requirements Doc re Linux Export(ed) filesystems.
     
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