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Re: Is there a partitioning toll and file system tool in cygwin?
- From: Erik Soderquist <ErikSoderquist at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 17:08:21 -0400
- Subject: Re: Is there a partitioning toll and file system tool in cygwin?
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On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Warren Young wrote:
> > (And then do a backup of my windows file with my rsync script to the external harddrive.)
> âthe e2fsprogs package isnât going to get you a Windows kernel driver for ext3 filesystems, so you arenât going to be able to mount the formatted filesystem under Windows. All you can do with e2fsprogs is write a fresh filesystem onto a block device and then run things like tune2fs to modify it in place.
> Cygwin generally leaves low-level filesystem issues up to the OS. The only filesystems Cygwin actually provides are virtual ones like /dev and /proc.
> I think you should be looking at something like Paragon ExtFS for Windows instead:
Personally, I use https://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/ and have
had good results
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