As I said a few days ago, my home CD drives were busted, so I needed to recover my backups by loading them onto my work computer, then bring a hard drive in from home and copy them over.
All my home hard drives are formatted as ext3, which Windows does not support natively.
In order to see the drive, I’m using Ext2IFS, a driver which extends the XP kernel to understand the ext3 file system.
As a side-point – it is interesting that people keep saying that Linux’s hardware support is somehow lacking in comparison to Windows. As far as I know, Windows supports only FAT, FAT32, NTFS, ISO9660, and UDF file systems. Linux, on the other hand, supports probably about a hundred different file systems. Windows also runs only on the i386 platform, whereas Linux runs on everything from watches to mainframes. Limited, my arse.