This tutorial shows three ways how you can access your Linux partitions (with ext2 or ext3 filesystem) from within Windows: Explore2fs, Disk Internals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows. Double-click on it to start it: The Explore2fs filebrowser starts; you can now browse your Linux partitions and copy&paste files to your Windows partition: Go to and download and install the Disk Internals Linux Reader.While the first two provide read-only access, the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows can be used for read and write operations. After the installation, the Linux Reader starts automatically and scans your hard drive for Linux partitions: Afterwards, you can find your Windows and Linux partitions in the Linux Reader (which looks like the Windows Explorer): Now you can browse your Linux partitions: To copy a file/directory from a Linux partition to your Windows partition, right-click on the file/directory and select : Then select the folder on your Windows partition where you want to store the file/directory: The Disk Internals Linux Reader can be started from the normal start menu: The Ext2 Installable File System For Windows (which supports ext2 and ext3! During the installation you will be asked to assign a drive letter to your Linux partitions (e.g.You can either choose to update your system via the GUI-enabled inbuilt system update tool (image below) or if you’d rather do it the terminal way of things, below are self-descriptive images on how to but for the sake of newbies reading through with this, we’ll add a few notes with the images just to makes things a little. Version 1.0 Author: Falko Timme If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. In the new folder, you'll find the explore2fs executable.All in all it makes have to name all my docs with standard A-Z latin characters, which blows if you're not in an English speaking country! The binaries are no longer available for download, but if you have an Oracle account, you can still download it after logging in.The PPA should work not only with Ubuntu but also Linux Mint and other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions.If you really need to use Oracle (ex Sun) Java instead of Open JDK in Ubuntu, here's an easy way to do it: a PPA repository to install and keep your computer up to date with the latest Oracle Java 7 (Java JDK which includes JRE).
After installing Windows 7 with Vista or XP, many users might want to change the boot settings.The first thing to check is whether you can access the GRUB2 boot loader. If you see a menu with a list of operating systems appear, you’ve accessed the GRUB boot loader.If you don’t see a menu with a list of boot options appear, the GRUB boot loader may have been overwritten, preventing Ubuntu from booting.Some may find this method hard to use and also, it comes with GTK dependencies.So as an alternative that doesn't have any GTK dependencies and comes with automatic updates too, I've set up an Ubuntu PPA for the latest Oracle Java 7 (JDK).