Accessing Ext4 volumes on MacOS X

Published: Nov 12, 2010 by Noe Nieto

Due to some hardware issues with my Laptop PC, I’m temporarily moving from Ubuntu to MacOS X. But first, I need to move my all my files to this mac machine. For different reasons I don’t want USB external drives with NTFS, and formatted my external drive as ext4. This is a small HOW-TO for enabling ext2/ext3/ext4 drives on your mac. Accessing Ext4 volumes on MacOS X

Notice: I did this on a G5 with Mac OS X v10.4.11

Step 1:

Install MacFuse from

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