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Windows Can't Open Second HD

I'm using an almost fresh install windows XP and I can't see my second hard drive with Linux Mint installed on it in My Computer however I can see it in the BIOS and the disk management screen, it is formatted as a FAT32 rather than an NTFS but according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310525 FAT32 is supported on XP so that shouldn't be a problem.



Disk 1 is the second hard drive and all the options such as "mark as active" or "change drive letter" are grayed out, anyone got any ideas?
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    if you installed linux mint on that partition then it would be an EXT4 not FAT32 or NTFS partition and windows requires a special driver to be able to read linux partitions.

    http://www.ext2fsd.com/
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  4. nhasian said:
    if you installed linux mint on that partition then it would be an EXT4 not FAT32 or NTFS partition and windows requires a special driver to be able to read linux partitions.

    http://www.ext2fsd.com/


    Thanks heaps nhasian, ext2fsd works great!
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