Solved Can't see the partition created on Windows.

November 1, 2011 at 12:44:27
Specs: Linux x86_64) and Windows 7
I recently installed ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop which already had Windows 7 Home Premium on it. Obviously ubuntu took some share of the hard disk and partitioned it.
Now it happens that I can see two drives on ubuntu "OS" which was the originally present in Windows and "File System" which was newly created by ubuntu.

But I can see only one drive on Windows which is "OS" originally present there. Why can't I see the other drive "File System" on Windows?


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November 1, 2011 at 18:53:32
I guess this wasn't in my original post.

Windows needs a third party app to be able to mount and read linux formats. I assume this is the issue.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.



#1
November 1, 2011 at 13:02:00
"Obviously ubuntu took some share of the hard disk and partitioned it."
Not a valid assumption by the way.


Windows needs a third party app to be able to mount and read linux formats. I assume this is the issue.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
November 1, 2011 at 16:14:47
Linux DOES support Windows partitions so you can 'drop' copies into folders on the widows partition from within Linux, Or BETTER would be to create a single DATA partition from within Windows and use it for both but just use different folders to keep things straight.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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November 1, 2011 at 17:10:17
@jefro: I didn't use that app. to mount ubuntu on windows. I had a disk containing ubuntu setup which I used to install ubuntu separate from windows by creating a new partition for it.

Actually when log in ubuntu, I see 2 partitions but when I log in windows, I see only one partition named "OS" whose size initially used to be 450 GB has reduced to 386 GB because another partition of 76 GB was created for ubuntu. It doesn't show that other drive that was created!

I know its weird to understand it coz it seldom happens to anyone but I hope I made myself clear. :|


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#4
November 1, 2011 at 17:13:07
@fingers: can you help me doing that? i mean creating a single partition using windows. (provided i can't see the other partition on windows! but can see it on linux)

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November 1, 2011 at 18:53:32
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I guess this wasn't in my original post.

Windows needs a third party app to be able to mount and read linux formats. I assume this is the issue.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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November 2, 2011 at 04:38:15
@jefro: Ohhk...now I realize what you said. Thank you very much for helping me out.

Initially I thought that you were thinking that I used Wine app which is used to install Linux on Windows so that Linux can be used as just another software.

Thanks a lot once again. :)


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