I have a dual boot system with both Vista and Ubuntu Linux. Installed Ext2Fsd 0.31a under Vista so I could access my Ubuntu filesystem. Assigned a (new) drive letter U: to the Ubuntu ext3 partition. Could see U: in Vista's explorer, but any attempt to access U: immediately gives the message "must format the drive".
Why? This does not seem correct -- I cancelled out immediately. What is going on here?
I had earlier tried to use Ext2IFS to do this, but it refuses to install under Vista (I use it just fine on Win2K).
Thanks in advance,
Jay (jay-1941-@hotmail. com -- remove dashes for correct address)
I've got the exact same problem...
Ext2, partition 1 or 2 on external USB enclosure.
Maybe you should see what does this too they suggest on Ext2IFS do: http://www.fs-driver.org/download/mountdiag.exe. Even thought it's not the same software, it's the same problem, and may be worth a try.
The dirver might not be loaded. Try 'net start ext2fsd' though if that's the problem you might consider setting 'HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ext2fsd\Start' to '0x1' or '0x2'.
That says that you didn't start your dirver. You can execute "net start ext2fsd" in a cmd shell or use ext2mgr's "service management".