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Re: Problem mounting Ext2 CDs

On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 10:03:42AM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:07:46 -0700
> "Deboo ^" <knowledgeful@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have a couple of CDs which were written on a Debian Sarge machine a
> > few months or an year ago.
> > 
> > I wish to access them and copy the reqd. data on another CDs but am
> > unable to do so. Is it possible somehow to access the ext2 partition
> > CDs on Windows?
> > 
> > I tried using some tools that read ext2 partitions in windows but they
> > can't recognize the CDs since windows doesn't recognize them.
> > 
> > I'm able to see the CDs fine when booting using the debian install cd
> > or dsl linux. But the problem is the PC isn't mine where I am so I
> > can't copy these to the hard disk as the hdd partitions are NTFS.
> > 
> > Please give a solution someone.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Deboo
> I'm not sure I understand the situation; linux writes CDs using the
> iso9660 filesystem, not ext2, so any OS should be able to read them.
> Please explain the problem more clearly.

Once can create an ext2 fs in a file (mounted via loop) then write that
file raw to a CD.  Never done it but I've seen it.  Its a bit of
security by obscurity; only a linux box can read it.

Personally, if I'm going to do that, I just dump a tar.gz to CD.


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