Using EXT3 in Windows
by ZephyrFrom [http://www.wodejukebox.org/viewtopic.php?p=15098#p15098]
Windows based partition software was used to make an EXT3 partition. I then used http://www.ext2fsd.com/
software to give the EXT3 partition a drive letter.
I can now see the EXT3 partition under My Computer in WinXP and I have full access to the drive as if it were a NTFS or FAT/FAT32 partition.
I know there are MANY ways you could install and do the setup of the Ext2Fsd but below is what I have done and it works flawlessly for me. Experiment if you want as other ways also work but I am only explaining ONE way that works.
Have your USB Drive connected with EXT3 partition already created before you click Finish in Step 9
Visit - http://www.ext2fsd.com/
click Download Now and save to your desktop
1. Execute Ext2Fsd-0.48.exe
6. Tick Enable force writing support on Ext3 partitions
- This will Auto Tick Enable force writing support on Ext2 partitions
8. Would you like Ext2Mgr automatically start when booting
10. To Assign your Ext3 a drive letter
- Highlight Partition, F4, Add, Select Driver letter
- Automatic Mount via Ext2 Manager is ticked - leave it ticked
13. File - Exit - Yes
14. Restart your computer
15. Open Ext2 Volume Manager
- Start, Programs, Ext2sd, Ext2 Volume Manager
- Or Double Click Ext2 icon in system tray near the clock
16. Double Click your EXT3 Drive/Partition
17. Leave Automatically mount via Ext2Mgr Ticked
18. Select a Drive Letter
- Use same one you chose in step 10.
19. Click Apply
20. Click OK
21. File - Exit - Yes
You can now view your Ext3 Drive in windows as a normal drive.
You have full functionality over the drive
You should never have to change any settings in the Ext2 Volume manager again
If you do not have Ext2 Volume Manager auto start in step 8 you will have to start it before you can see the Ext3 Partition.
A side note - it seems when you plug your HDD into the PC sometimes you get a different drive letter - this does not matter :)
Hope this helps someone :)