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==Why==
 
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If you need GUI-based access to the contents of a hard drive, or if you need to mount an ext2/3 hard drive on a computer running Windows or OS X, this page may have an answer for you.  The process outlined here is useful for someone rescuing data from a backup USB hard drive, or from a data partition in a Linkstation.
 
If you need GUI-based access to the contents of a hard drive, or if you need to mount an ext2/3 hard drive on a computer running Windows or OS X, this page may have an answer for you.  The process outlined here is useful for someone rescuing data from a backup USB hard drive, or from a data partition in a Linkstation.
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===Before connecting===
 
===Before connecting===
Unmount cleanly from current node.  Check w/ df -Th
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Unmount cleanly from current mount point.  Check w/ df -Th
  
 
===Connecting and Determining diskMsN===
 
===Connecting and Determining diskMsN===

Revision as of 18:52, 13 January 2007


Contents

Why

If you need GUI-based access to the contents of a hard drive, or if you need to mount an ext2/3 hard drive on a computer running Windows or OS X, this page may have an answer for you. The process outlined here is useful for someone rescuing data from a backup USB hard drive, or from a data partition in a Linkstation.


Windows

OS X

Requirements

  • ext2fsx driver from SourceForge.net
  • a computer running OS X (10.3-10.4.x are currently supported)
  • a hard drive formatted in ext2 or ext3

Before connecting

Unmount cleanly from current mount point. Check w/ df -Th

Connecting and Determining diskMsN

Mounting

sudo -s mkdir /Volumes/linux mount_ext2 -o rdonly -x /dev/disk2s1 /Volumes/linux


Access

Finder Menu Go->Go To Folder

Unmounting

umount /dev/disk2s1

Check w/ df -Th

Troubleshooting

References and Links