Accessing Linux Files from windows 7

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January 27, 2010 at 07:27:10
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Im going to install Ubuntu on my dell studio 1555 Laptop with preinstalled win 7 HP.Is it possible for me to access(read,write,execute) linux files from w7.If yes pls tell me what is the procedure.Im novice to linux.

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January 27, 2010 at 08:08:42
There's some free software here which allows you access files on an Ext2 or Ext3 partition here:

However, it doesn't mention Windows 7, but since it's Vista-compatible it might work on 7 since they are very similar under the hood.

There's also a tutorial here on setting up dual-boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7:

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January 27, 2010 at 13:18:05
I think I'd install Ubuntu in a virtual machine. That way you can have them both up at the same time. If it is that dell it is well powerful enough for a VM.

While it might be that on some filesystems you could read and maybe write (normally you should not do) it would not be possible to execute most commands unless you also installed Services for Unix 3.5 on Windows 7. Even then it would support only very limited command line tasks. If you want you might see about MKS toolkit or whatever they call it now.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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