How to mount Ext4 drive in Mac OS X El Capitan, MacOS Sierra? Look at the following free solutions to Read and Write to Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 drive in Mac OS X in seconds.
EXT stands for Extended File System. EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4 are different versions file systems which is used commonly by Linux. By default, Mac OS X does not enable to Read/Write to EXT partitions. Without external utilities, Mac users are not able to mount EXT drives.
God blessing, we have some Free solutions to manage EXT2/3/4 in Mac OS X all versions.
Mount EXT2/3/4 in Mac OS X using OSXFUSE and Ext2 FUSE module
- Download and install OSXFUSE
- After rebooting, Fuse for OS X control panel must appears in the System Preferences
- Enabling EXT Write Support in Mac OS X using FUSE-EXT2
- Restart the Mac again then use the following command line to enable EXT Write support
sudo sed -e ‘s/OPTIONS=”auto_xattr,defer_permissions”/OPTIONS=”auto_xattr,defer_permissions,rw+”/’ -i .orig /System/Library/Filesystems/fuse-ext2.fs/fuse-ext2.util
This solutions may not work well with EXT4 in El Capitan and big number of files and large EXT Drive volume. I can not be sure 100% that we can avoid possible risks of damaging the Linux partition or drives file system by using above steps.
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