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Hi,

I have 2 computers connected to my LAN. One machine is a win98 and the other is a dual boot win2000 server / Linux machine. If I am logged on to my win98 machine and the Win2000 operating system, how can I get access to files on my Linux operating system if it is offline?
 

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You could have a partition setup on your duel OS system that is used for sharing files between linux and windows. Other then that, one of our fine linux experts will have to step in and let us know how.
 

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You Can't

Windows doesn't include support for non-native file systems including ext2 ext3 reisterfs, jfs , efs or ufs aka the Unix file systems :rolleyes:
 

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Some of the newer versions of Linux can see a Fat32 partition. If you already have setup all your partitions and you don't want to redue the system, you may be able to use something like partition magic to make a parition to swap files.
 

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Actaully the kernel modules supply support for fat, fat32, ntfs filesystems [meaning you could run a really old distro with a new kernel and get away with it].. now only if windows would get off its lazy behind and get with the times and be able to read Unix filesystems ;) I don't say "write" functionality because then you open up your safe and secure box to crappy virii and all other kinds of mischief :)

Danrak is correct though, if you were to boot up your Linux OS, instead of Windows on the dual boot machine, then you could access files from both filesytems without a hitch :) However keep in mind that if you are using NTFS then write support is very experimental and not recommended as you can corrupt your windows installation ;) As if Windows isn't corrupt enough already (just kidding)

Whoa just noticed after hitting sumbit that I really need to lay off the smiley crack addiction I think heh
 
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