How to avoid overwriting of Linux Root File System in Windows with ext2fs driver.

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
The problem is to avoid root file system tampering from Windows when ext2fs driver is
used to mount Linux file system.
Question by:tittu
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    Accepted Solution

    In version 1.11 of Ext2IFS, a "global read-only option" was added:
    (Maybe you will have to upgrade)

    There is no real documentation on their website, and I don't have the drivers installed, so you will have to look for a way to enable this yourself. But I guess it will be done either on installation, or inside the control panel module.

    Another option would be to arrange your Linux installations in a way that you have separate mountpoints for root and /home, then only mount /home as a drive in Windows.
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    Expert Comment

    mount root during linux boot time only

    Author Comment

    how to mount root during linux boot only,

    harddisk with root file system on windows is visible with ext2IFS driver and there is a chance to tamper the
    root file system of linux
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    Expert Comment

    Did you check what I said above about the "read-only" option?

    If your Ext2IFS driver does not offer this option, you should consider upgrading to version 1.11 or later.

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