December 31st, 2006 by Keith
It is easy for Linux users to mount Windows partition, such as FAT16, FAT32 or even NTFS under Linux or UNIX environment, but it is not always easy the other way round. For a long time, mounting Linux file systems in Windows has occasionally caused problem to the file organisation, even to the extend of corrupting the files. Now, we have Ext2Fsd 0.31, a utility tool which allows users to mount Linux partitions in Windows.
This feature, however, is only applicable to filesystem type EXT2 only. EXT3 and other file systems, such as Reiser, are not supported. The latest release of version 0.31 includes implementation for Windows Vista support.
- - 32 bits: Windows 2000, windows xp, windows 2003
- 64 bits: Windows xp, windows 2003
- NT4 system is no longer supported.
- Vista: you need disable system’s driver signature checking
After installing Ext2Fsd, you will need to call the mount command to mount the Linux partition. The command is
mount 0 1 L:
That will mount the partition to L: drive.
Although this is just a normal script. You can write this into a batch file, and put it in the StartUp folder, so that the Linux partition is automatically mounted when the Windows is logged in.
Ext2Fsd 0.31 (.zip)