Hi everyone (especially the Linux gurus out there...)
I'm a rank noob when it comes to Linux, but I've been experimenting with QEMU-Puppy
on a USB stick, and so far I like it very much.
Puppy Linux runs from RAM, and when you are done and shut it down, it saves it's changes back into a file system on the media from which it was run (thumb drive in my case.) This file system appears on the disk as pup_save.fs3
I'd like to get access to what's inside that file from within Windows so I can open and save things there. I found and installed Ext2 IFS
which lets you mount Linux Ext2/Ext3 file systems in Windows, and gives you read/write access. (I'm guessing that because the file is named .fs3
that Puppy is using an Ext3 file system?)
The problem is that Ext2 IFS seems geared to partition
based file systems. The GUI will let you mount an Ext2/3 partition, and shows all the partitions on my physical drives. I'm assuming that if I had a partition formatted in Ext3 I could just mount if from there.
But the file system I want to mount is not a partition - it's just a file! And I can't see any way in Ext2 IFS to select this file and mount it so that it will become accessible under Windows.
I'm probably missing something really basic here, but as I said I'm new at this. Could someone with a bit of Linux/Windows experience point me in the right direction? Thanks!