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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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would someone from Microsoft be kind enough to tell us what the plan is for this feature? It would make my life much easier for developing android kernels and roms on windows.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need this for my OS homework. XD It seems I have to install a complete Linux system to do this...

      • Francis Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is probably my second biggest want after FUSE. In fact I strongly suspect that implementing FUSE will allow for this though I haven't yet thought through all the hoops that need to be jumped through for this

      • Tobias Biehl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Was very disappointed when I just found out this is not supported??? It's been 2 years now since this was requested??

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also would like to have this feature as it is very comfortable to create some user defined SD-Card images.
        This is a basic function that shall be provided to the Ubuntu bash on Windows

      • Andy Akers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Native support for Linux file systems would be wonderful. Any ETA on if this will be an actionable item?

      • Henry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wanna to mount a Linux disk which has ext4 partitions, looking forward to get this feature asap, thanks

      • Enrique Perez-Terron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like one step more: Loopback mount, so I can have an image of a DVD or an ext4 partition in a file, and mount that file.

        And then, what about devices like my android, or my camera, which I can access in Explorer, but cannot do "ls" under cygwin? Are such devices accessible under WSL?

        Will they ever be? I understand resources are limited, but with time, I hope we shall get there too.

      • Kyohei Moriyama commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If we gotta this functionality, we can use lvm freely and also the user who has LVM image easily can migrate them images directory upon windows/Linux both! happy for linux administrator and windows user!

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