[linux-lvm] LVM and Windows
Stuart D. Gathman
stuart at bmsi.com
Sat Mar 10 00:47:44 UTC 2007
On Fri, 9 Mar 2007, Lin Shen (lshen) wrote:
> I'm not talking about Samba. If I create a FAT file system on top of
> logic volume on a piece of Compact Flash in a Linux box, can I pull out
> the Compact Flash and insert it into a Windows box and use it? I know
> this should work if the FAT file system is created on a hard partition
> instead of a logic volume?
Short answer: no
Long answer: While Windows does not directly understand Linux LVM, there are
ways to hide LVM from Windows via another software layer, for e.g. a
virtual machine or a driver. So depending on what exactly you mean by "Windows
box", you could be able to read the LV. But a bare metal unmodified install of
Windows can not read the LV.
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at bmsi.com>
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