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Windows 7 and Linux File Systems ( ext3 )

    Question

  • After I installed Windows 7 on my second hard disk,

    it didn't mount my Vista partition located on the first hard disk.

    ie Vista wasn't shown in the Windows Explorer.

    After I assigned a drive letter to it in the Disk Management applet

    the Vista partition appeared in the Windows Explorer,

    but ntfs file permissions wouldn't let me view the shared Public folder.

    fat16 on /dev/sda1

    ext3 on /dev/sda2

    ntfs (Vista) on /dev/sda3

    Windows 7 on /dev/sdb1

     

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 4:38 AM

Answers

  • Thank you for the reply.

    The installer had to modify the BCD configuration file, located on the Vista partition.
    The installer did no harm to any partition, Linux or Windows.
    I reinstalled grub, setting the boot to the Vista partition,
    and both Windows 7 and Vista were on the Windows menu,
    just like any dual boot setup.
     
    Boot to windows using grub with the standard menu.lst entry for windows 
    ( Vista on /dev/sda3 )

    title windows
    root  (hd0,2)
    chainloader   +1


    • Marked as answer by cshoyt4 Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:54 AM
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:52 AM

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  • I have a question for you since not to many people here use Linux file system

    When you install windows 7 on your drive did the installer touch the other drive containing the EXT3 partition?

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:29 PM
  • Thank you for the reply.

    The installer had to modify the BCD configuration file, located on the Vista partition.
    The installer did no harm to any partition, Linux or Windows.
    I reinstalled grub, setting the boot to the Vista partition,
    and both Windows 7 and Vista were on the Windows menu,
    just like any dual boot setup.
     
    Boot to windows using grub with the standard menu.lst entry for windows 
    ( Vista on /dev/sda3 )

    title windows
    root  (hd0,2)
    chainloader   +1


    • Marked as answer by cshoyt4 Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:54 AM
    Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:52 AM
  • Fred 666 said:

    I have a question for you since not to many people here use Linux file system

    When you install windows 7 on your drive did the installer touch the other drive containing the EXT3 partition?


    Yes!  It made some temporary folders for rollback by the loosk of it. It took a long time to fix the ext3 file systems after that.  It seems to be ok but there were crosslinked files etc etc...
    Monday, March 16, 2009 5:30 AM