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I have a disk which has two partitions, one NTFS and one ext3. I've converted it to a dynamic disk inside Windows. It still can be read fine when booted under Linux (thanks to LDM support in the Linux kernel), however when booted under Windows, the ext2/ext3 driver ext2ifs no longer works. It cannot see the partitions inside the dynamic disk.

Is there a way to make ext2ifs work? If not, are there any other ext2/ext3 drivers compatible with Windows that I can try?

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ext2ifs doesn't support inodes larger than 128.

Though I've never tried it, ext2fsd looks stable enough as far as people say.

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It almost works...ext2fsd sees the drive, sees the EXT3 label, but it cannot mount it. – davr Oct 21 '09 at 17:43
So somehow it started working all of the sudden. I opened My Computer, noticed a new drive letter, and there it was, mounting my partition. I swear for sure it had not worked previously, even after rebooting multiple times. Dunno what's different now. – davr Feb 11 '10 at 2:57

If you are using Windows 7, you can use Ext2Explore.

It doesn't mount ext3 partitions but allows you to explore them. You can see and save files from your Linux partitions.

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