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Old 01. Nov 2009, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01. Nov 2009, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01. Nov 2009, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Interesting links. I guess the best news for both camps is that no matter which fan base you belong to, users of U9.10 or W7 both now enjoy a significant improvement on what they had before.
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Old 02. Nov 2009, 04:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting links. I guess the best news for both camps is that no matter which fan base you belong to, users of U9.10 or W7 both now enjoy a significant improvement on what they had before.
I second that 100%, much better than previous offerings.

@MC, I wondered if my download problem was more widespread than just the upgrade to Ubuntu. It was. I figure the hole at the end of my road, BT cables exposed, that was full of water, might have had something to do with it. Drained and filled in (on a Sunday!), normal service has been restored. I therefore owe an apology to the providers of Ubuntu.

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Ah well, you live and learn, just like me. Now, instead of being one of the "first" I have to wait until this Saturday to get my 9.10 fully operational. I'm thinking there's more to my upgrade issues now than just the network settings because whenever I try to use VLC it runs CPU on one core constantly at 50%. I'm believing the sensor figures because I can hear the fan speed increasing accordingly. I'm also getting kernel crash notices so I'm leaving it alone now and just using Vista until the weekend.
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Old 02. Nov 2009, 11:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I read somewhere and understand that a fresh installation of Ubuntu 9.10 is using Ext4 file system by default for better performance, but by means of upgrading from 9.04, it will use back the Ext3 file system which I think is not the best choice.

On my PC, the Ext file system cannot be read by Windows, but since 2007 Linux can read and write NTFS developed by M$.

I can read yours, you cannot read mine, who is better?
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Old 02. Nov 2009, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I read somewhere and understand that a fresh installation of Ubuntu 9.10 is using Ext4 file system by default for better performance, but by means of upgrading from 9.04, it will use back the Ext3 file system which I think is not the best choice.

On my PC, the Ext file system cannot be read by Windows, but since 2007 Linux can read and write NTFS developed by M$.

I can read yours, you cannot read mine, who is better?
There are file system drivers for Windows that support read/write access to ext2/3, but currently only read access for Windows 7. I'm not aware of a driver for Windows that can read ext4.

If you have 64 bit Ubuntu/Windows 7 installed on RAID1, Windows can read Linux but not the other way round. And I still haven't written up how to do this. None of the stuff on-line works, been busy, get it done soon.

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There are file system drivers for Windows that support read/write access to ext2/3, but currently only read access for Windows 7. I'm not aware of a driver for Windows that can read ext4.
Thanks for the heads up. I think ext4 driver is still in development and not available yet.

Ext2IFS supports ext2/ext3 volume with inode size upto 128 bytes. Upon installing Ubuntu 9.10 on ext3 file system, it seems to have used inode size of 256 bytes.

Ext2Fsd supports larger inode size including 256, but it hangs when I try to install this driver on XP.

What is the best free driver would you recommend?
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Thanks for the heads up. I think ext4 driver is still in development and not available yet.

Ext2IFS supports ext2/ext3 volume with inode size upto 128 bytes. Upon installing Ubuntu 9.10 on ext3 file system, it seems to have used inode size of 256 bytes.

Ext2Fsd supports larger inode size including 256, but it hangs when I try to install this driver on XP.

What is the best free driver would you recommend?
I have used Ext2IFS in the past successfully but it won't work for me at the moment. I am dual booting Ubuntu 9.10 x64 on ext3, with Windows 7 x64 on NTFS 5. Both installations are on a 465 Gb hardware RAID1 array. There is a second NTFS disk that both OSes read fine. I also have a 1TB NAS drive. Again both connect without a problem.

One program I stumbled upon recently is DiskInternals LinuxReader. It gives read access from Windows 7 to the RAID1 based Ubuntu ext3 partition so should work for other Windows OSes.

Ext2Fsd isn't one I'm familiar with. I'll take a look as it might be useful in other situations.

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Installed DiskInternals LinuxReader on both WinXP and Win7, it shows linux volume and label, but when click on the volume, it cannot expand and doesn't show the subfolders and contents in the volume. Tried in XP and 7 to read the volume built upon installing Ubuntu 9.10 using ext3 file system.
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