YouTube Videos

FILTERS:
ALL
Dual Boot MultiBoot
3 Fast MultiBoot USB3 Sticks
Bootmenus
Desktop Screenshots
Dualboot Kubuntu 16.10 & Win-10 USB3
Dualboot Android-x86 Linux USB
Dualboot Windows Linux USB
Dualboot Win-10 and Kubuntu 16.04
Dualboot Win XP and RemixOS
Grub2 Multi-Bootmenus
How Repair GPT Boot Failures?
Linux MultiBoot Grub1
Linux MultiBoot Grub2
Mount Linux in Windows
Mount Windows in Linux
Moving Windows XP Installation
MultiBoot & Backup
MultiBoot - Recap
MultiBoot - Device Mixups
MultiBoot USB-Stick
MultiBoot USB3 Extreme
Ranish Partition Manager
Ranish PM - Recap
Android
Android-x86
Backup Cloning
Chromecast
Linux
Messaging IM SMS
Misc. Soc Media
Music Jazz MPB
Remote Controls
Screen Recording
Smart-TV IPTV
USB Flash Drives
Windows

Krister's Blog
krister at hallergard dot com


Last Updated:
2014-02-01

Mount Linux in Windows with Ext2Fsd

When dual-booting or multi-booting Windows and Linux you are likely to want to access Windows in Linux and vice versa. Accessing Windows in Linux is easy - see the bottom right picture! But accessing Linux in Windows requires 3rd party drivers. I use Ext2Fsd.exe
. View Video 4 min

When installing I choose the options to automatically start Ext2Fsd when booting, and to enable forced writing support on Ext3 partitions (all my Linux partitions have Ext3 file system).

The Ext2 Volume Manager allows you to set or change the drive letters, and you can also use it to assign drive letters to optical drives, USB sticks and other removable drives. I find this tool easier to use than Disk Management under Computer Management in Windows 7.

Ext2fsd works equally well with ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems.

Ext2 Volume Mgr
Ext2 Volume Mgr
Click for mount settings!

Mounting R:/etc/fstab
Mounting R:/etc/fstab
Click for bigger picture!
The screenshot to the left shows these Linux partitions:
  • P: sda1 Linux SuSE
  • Q: sda2 Linux Fedora
  • R: sda3 Linux Kubuntu
  • S: sdb3 Linux Mint (out of view)
  • T: sdb4 Linux Ubuntu (out of view

Addendum
If Windows File Mgr or Windows Explorer is behaving erratically, your ext2/3/4 partition is probably dirty - fix it with "e2fsck -fv /dev/sdxy", further information vlog and blog.