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Mount Ext2/Ext3 Linux volumes in the Finder
Authored by: addn on Jun 08, '10 12:16:39PM

[paraphrased] Nov 16, 2008 9:20 PM
[link:]http://communities.vmware.com/message/1100381#1100381
. you cannot use Fusion's VMDKMounter to mount
an ext3/LVM .vmdk virtual disk;
and, any other solution -- if it exists --
has nothing to do with Fusion.
So in the context of using Fusion's VMDKMounter
to mount an ext3/LVM virtual disk
it is not doable, as it is with a Windows NTFS or
FAT32 formated .vmdk virtual hard disk .
. In theory all you have to do is
find a MacFUSE filesystem plugin that handles ext3.
There's an experimental one,
but I don't think it's stable .

if you had vmware workstation for pc ...
[link:]http://communities.vmware.com/thread/253408
. add USB controller to the VM
and plug in the external drive after the VM starts to boot;
or,
add it as a physical disk to the VM
(thats the advanced option in the add disk wizard) .

Mounting ext3 in Snow Leopard? 2009.9
[link:]http://www.ericwingate.com/2009/09/27/mounting-ext3-in-snow-leopard/
[recent problems]

Fuse-ext2 2010.06/readme.rtf/Bugs
[link:]http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuse-ext2/
Fuse-ext2 is a EXT2 Filesystem support for FUSE.
. there are no known bugs for read-only mode.
although, write support is available (and it is pretty stable)
please do not mount your filesystems with write support
unless you do not have anything to lose.



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