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Re: Beginner- need help in understanding

Hi Randall,
    Thanks for your prompt reply. Actually I am a more
a windows oriented person. And I have not used much of
unix stuff except my project work.

    So again thanks. Let me try it tomorrow. And I
will get back to you if I have some thing new
(problem) for you.



 --- Randall R Schulz <> wrote: >
> This one comes under the "Cygwin is not Unix" (nor
> Linux) category.
> Cygwin does not include its own file system--it uses
> those of the 
> underlying Windows operating system on which it
> runs. That means FAT 
> (FAT-16 and FAT-32 as well) and under Windows NT,
> 2000 or XP, NTFS are 
> generally available. Remote file system accessed via
> Windows File Sharing 
> (which could include ext2 file systems via Samba,
> e.g.) are also accessible 
> from Cygwin. If you installed other 3rd-party file
> system drivers on your 
> Windows system, then the contents of such file
> systems would also be 
> available in Cygwin, too.
> Otherwise, no file systems are rendered accessible
> by virtue of installing 
> Cygwin itself.
> To answer your other question, installing Cygwin
> will not impair, impede, 
> curtail nor foreclose access to any capabilities,
> software or facilities 
> already installed and working on your PC.
> Randall Schulz
> Mountain View, CA USA
> At 12:36 2002-09-28, Ashish Mehta wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >     My purpose is to read few files from floppy ,
> >which uses ext2 filesystem .I have a laptop and it
> has
> >already installed two OS - win 98 and win 2000.
> >
> >If I install this tool under win2000, then still
> can I
> >access my windows 2000 environment? if yes then how
> ?
> >
> >I tried to read your FAQ and also gone through
> >archives, but I have not found the sepeicfic answer
> >for this question.
> >
> >I first time came across this tool, so could you
> >please clarify this doubts
> >
> >(1) IS there any simple way to read this files from
> >ext2 filesystem under windows 2000 environement ?
> >(2) If I install sygwin and then just set the
> proper
> >path, then what I need to do to read files from my
> >floppy?
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Nehal
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