read/write to ext2 or ext3 solution?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Kenneth, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Kenneth

    Kenneth Moderator

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Anybody know a way for OS X to read/write to Linux format ext2/ext3? I want to access my eGreat hard drive directly via USB for faster transfers.

    Most solutions I've googled don't work anymore with Snow Leopard.
  2. alistair

    alistair Member

    Feb 11, 2005
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  3. paparazzi

    paparazzi Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2004
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  4. skinhead

    skinhead Active Member

    Mar 31, 2005
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    i have the same problem a few weeks back but my problem is transferring all files from 1TB and a few smaller disk to 2x1.5TB for my torrent box d-link dns-323..

    here's the blog i followed to mount EXT3: (

    but just follow alistair link coz it's much easier than what i found above - the process is almost the same though but in my case my EXT3 just won't mount as read/write but as read only (i'm ok with read) but the real problem is since i'm on OSX snow (MBP) i'm limited to plugging just one or two drive and i don't have that much external enclosure..

    what i did instead since i have a PC/hackintosh - is plug the 5 hard drive via internal sata (2x1TB and 2x1.5TB + 160GB IDE) then boot a linux live CD and copy from there.. transfer speed is at it's peak coz it's SATA (faster than fw800) but the wait is still long since it's 5 drive copying at the same time... :)

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