the WIN32 explorer for Linux ex2fs partitions
File System in a file.
For testing purposes, I use a file
system in a file, rather than risk killing my Linux
partitions. These are simple steps to creating a file
which contains an ex2fs filesystem.
- Create the file
# dd if=/dev/zero
of=linux.ex2 bs=1024 count=131072
will do nicely. you can set count to as big or
small as you want. 131072 will create a file 128
- Create the filesystem
# mke2fs linux.ex2
will do that. Just answer yes to the complaint
about not being a block device.
- Mount the new file. You will
need loopback support, either as a module or
built in the the kernel.
# mount linux.ex2
/mnt -o loop=/dev/loop0
and you are done.
Once you have put some files on
your new filesystem, umount it and either use samba to
share it for another NT machine, or copy it on to a FAT
or NTFS partition and reboot into NT.
You can then use the File|Open
command to open the file.
Have a look at the readme and if it
doesn't work, please send me an e-mail John
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