Ext2 Filesystem
Ext2 Filesystem
1.4d4

4.8

Ext2 Filesystem free download for Mac

Ext2 Filesystem

1.4d4
03 December 2006

Enables use of Linux Ext2 formatted hard disks.

Overview

Ext2 Filesystem enables the use of Linux Ext2 formatted hard disks, floppies, CD-ROMs, etc., from within Mac OS X. Includes support for reading, writing, formatting, etc.

What's new in Ext2 Filesystem

Version 1.4d4:
  • Bug Fix: With a particular rename usage, it was possible for directory entries to be lost.
  • Added partition probe type support for "Linux". This should enable automatic GUI mounting for those having problems with previous releases.

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6 Ext2 Filesystem Reviews

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Exponent
19 July 2007

Most helpful

BEWARE THIS RELEASE! I have (HAD! >:-< ) a triple-boot (Mac, Windows, Linux) setup on an Intel Core Duo Mac Mini. I previously tried Ext2 Filesystem back at 1.4d1, and it merely didnt' work. Now I downloaded 1.4d4, and when I tried to mount the ext3 it fried my Linux filesystem! And since the FAT32 patition comes after that, it takes forever to see the Windows partition. I'll have to boot from a Linux boot CD to see if I can repair it, or barring that, hopefully just erase that partition. Another user who posted over on VersionTracker.com reports that it fried his entire hard drive. Sometimes I discount negative software reports on these sites, but not on this one. (Really, Apple should take a break from putting in more flashy eye-candy into Mac OS and focus on the meat & potatoes things like fully mounting ext3 volumes....)
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Version 1.4d4
Exponent
19 July 2007
BEWARE THIS RELEASE! I have (HAD! >:-< ) a triple-boot (Mac, Windows, Linux) setup on an Intel Core Duo Mac Mini. I previously tried Ext2 Filesystem back at 1.4d1, and it merely didnt' work. Now I downloaded 1.4d4, and when I tried to mount the ext3 it fried my Linux filesystem! And since the FAT32 patition comes after that, it takes forever to see the Windows partition. I'll have to boot from a Linux boot CD to see if I can repair it, or barring that, hopefully just erase that partition. Another user who posted over on VersionTracker.com reports that it fried his entire hard drive. Sometimes I discount negative software reports on these sites, but not on this one. (Really, Apple should take a break from putting in more flashy eye-candy into Mac OS and focus on the meat & potatoes things like fully mounting ext3 volumes....)
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Version 1.4d4
brsma
24 April 2006
great extension for everybody sharing hard drive partitions or external drives with gnu/linux systems. alas, the current version (1.4d1) seems instable and causes kernel panics several times a day on my current system (powerbook w/ 10.4.6) and should thus be considered experimental. i sincerely hope it will achieve again at the solid stability it had back then when running on panther.
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Version 1.4d1
Anonymous
03 May 2005
Only doc on tiger is in the package which states that 10.4.x is not supported. CVS and web site seem quite dead.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
10 November 2004
I could not get this to work. I formatted a 40 gig disk in my linux (redhat rel 9) using mkfs -t ext2 /dev/hdb1 and using mkfs -t ext2 -j /dev/hdb1 both times I would get an error when I tried to mount it on the mac. I tried different drives.
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
25 August 2005
i've tried the driver on 10.3 using an ext3 formatted disk and it worked. anyway, leave out the -j to create an ext2 fs without journal. hth, tee4
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Version 1.3
Pseudotasuki
11 February 2004
I think this absolutely wonderful and extremely useful to someone like me. I was wondering if anyone is thinking about making a similar filesystem plugin for Reiser FS? That would be great!
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Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
24 June 2005
Mount Reiser FS on Tiger would be very very nice!
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Version 1.3
L66
02 February 2004
Seems to work perfect, very easy: just add a linux disk, restart (well, you can also use the mount command), and voila! Very handy if you want to get files from a (crashed) linux machine quickly! And it also contains utilities to repair damaged filesystems. It would be cool to have a GUI for those utilities (maybe one of the next releases?), but command-line also works.
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Version 1.1
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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