How Can I Access My 4 Ubuntu Partitions And Consequently My Files And Folder Directories Within My Ubuntu v.11.10 64-Bit System From My Windows 7 64-Bit?
Posted on 2012-04-06
Hello. I have Windows 7 64-bit operating system installed on my computer. In addition, I have Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit version installed on the same computer. NOTE: Both operating systems are not sharing any booting processes Both operating systems are on separate physical hard drives on their own perspective partitions. Yes, to switch operating systems, I use my BIOS selectively to do so – boot device priority.
How can I access my Ubuntu partitions and consequently my files and folder directories within my Ubuntu system from my Windows 7?
I see when I am on Ubuntu, I can access all my Windows 7 files and folder directories through my Windows 7 system partition just fine from the Linux Ubuntu Home Folder. However, in Windows 7 with the Start orb -> “Computer”, I do not see any drives/partitions for Ubuntu. None of the Ubuntu partitions are there like the boot, swap, home, and root partitions.
1. Why? What is going on? Please explain.
2. How can I get Windows 7 to 'see' my file and folder directories in Linux Ubuntu? What is the means necessary for Windows 7 to see my file and folder directories in Linux Ubuntu? Please explain.
Yes, I can see through the Windows 7’s “Disk Management” the 4 Linux Ubuntu partitions all on that one physical hard drive. It shows 4 “healthy, primary partitions”. Unfortunately, the right-click context menu “Open” command is grayed out for all 4 significant Linux Ubuntu partitions that were created during an Ubuntu clean install. The Windows “Disk Management” appears to be the closest Windows gets to 'see' Ubuntu?
I would assume the only 2 of the 4 partitions I would need to see is the home and root partitions in Ubuntu. ‘Home’ for my personal files and folders and the ‘root’ for the system files and folders at times. So far it appears to be a one-way direction to see the Windows partition(s) from Linux Ubuntu.