I checked the couple other questions on this topic, but the solutions provided are not working in my setup.
- Just found out tonight the partition I thought was ext3 is actually ReiserFS
- The ext3 tools are probably wonderful - but this is a different issue
- Windows 7 x64 laptop with an i5 and 4GB RAM
- 500GB hard drive formatted ext3 attached via USB
- VMware Workstation running Ubuntu 10.10
- pass-through USB connection to VM
- transfer files from the ext3 partition to a FAT thumb drive (also on pass-through USB connection)
- it's NUTTY slow (
iostatshows MB r/w per second under 1, often under .5)
- the thumb drive is only 32GB, so multiple passes are needed to move/copy data
- Disk Internals Linux Reader (http://www.diskinternals.com/files/Linux_Reader.exe)
- doesn't show USB drives
- Explore2fs (http://www.chrysocome.net/downloads/explore2fs-1.08beta9.zip)
- shows the drive twice, won't mount either image (the actual partition or the "used-space 'drive'"
- Ext2IFS (http://www.fs-driver.org/download/Ext2IFS_1_11a.exe)
- won't run on Windows 7
- some tool (free or inexpensive being the best!) to mount the USB-housed harddrive with the ext3 partition on it natively in Windows 7
Alternative not yet tried:
- setting-up Samba on the VM and network-sharing the pass-through-connected drive back to Windows (seems the kludgiest)
What might I be missing?