Linux drives on Mac

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  1. DenBeke macrumors regular

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    I have been looking around a bit, but I didn't find a good answer.
    How can I mount Linux partitions/drives (formatted with ext4) on a Mac? (I'm using Lion, so no rosetta apps will work...)
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5

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  3. DenBeke thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for this fast reply!
    But won't a virtual machine too slow?

    Isn't there a 'quick' way?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Not really because OSX does not support ext4

    This site has you creating a linux instance on a thumb drive. I've seen other sites that recommend using vmware or for free virtualbox and setting up an instance in there. Then you can copy files by way of the VM instance
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    That's where I would start. Should be quite straight forward from that point.
     

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