Support mounting xfs/ext2/ext3/ext4/etc. partitions / drives / loop files
I have a multi-boot laptop, and would like to mount my xfs / extn / etc. partitions and boot to linux only when needed.
Andrew Kirkegaard commented
+100. Running a linux shell on Windows is one thing, but it would make so much more sense if I could actually run it with my existing linux partition.
John Chang commented
Yes, please add this functionality asap!
Josef Lechner commented
Seth B commented
yes pelase please please add this to windows
Yes, please! This would greatly streamline my development and testing workflow.
Yes , definitely
Something like this was planned for FCU but never made the cut. A similar [voice](https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/266908-command-prompt-console-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windo/suggestions/13522845-add-fuse-filesystem-in-userspace-support-in-wsl) outlines a technical way of accessing Linux files and has more votes. The current methods 1) Ext2FSD has many bugs reported and 2) Paragon seems to be a pay for access.
Windows 10 has superior support for new laptops with NVMe, Thunderbolt3, multiple external monitors making it the current go-to OS for some users. Dual booting Linux just to move bash scripts to NTFS partition for WSL to access is a pain.
The WSL team has been "looking" at this for almost 18 months. With Linux kernel and Ext4 being "open source" written in "C" it shouldn't haven taken so long. How much longer will people have to wait?
I need SQUASHFS :-)
Ben Simmons commented
Ah so that's why I cannot access the ext4 partitions on the SD cards, linux is a bit pants under Windows still. Voted as a waste of time installing this otherwise.
and not just so we can read our Raspberry Pi SD cards but for the fact they sort of go together.
I may as well just be working in linux from the outset.
Menahem Larionov commented
I would like to mount myextn / etc. partitions
Alexandre Gauthier commented
This would be optimal
DevOps supporter commented
Please add *NIX filesystem support to WSL!
that + fuse + background services and i will dance drunk-drugged-naked on the streets
Руслан Товмасян commented
This should be common sense
Fredrik Forséll commented
Yes! And if this meant I could use BTFRS for managing my hodge-podge collection of older harddrives, so much the better.
Christiaan Rakowski commented
I would double vote for this if EXT* support would be added to the NT layer, so not just WSL but also Windows itself would benefit from it! :D
Windows has SUCKED for a long time in terms of filesystems supported, it has been an incredible pain to read and write ext4 filesystems with it, this needs to change in order for Windows to stay relevant.
As Adem says, Paragon have a good tool for this - and another fine one for HFS+
But with the coming of the new AFS in High Sierra (presume this will be obligatory and they'll make me buy another Time Machine) this becomes moot.