Ext2Fsd 0.50 was released !

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Release Notes for Ext2Fsd V0.50
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Features implemented and bugfix from V0.48:
    1, Ext4 extent readonly support by Bo Branten. Writing is
       possible but with no size-extending
    2, Ext3 directory index (hash-tree) support
    3, Fast fsck (uninit_bg) and group block checksum support
    4, Ext4 64k block size support
    5, Symlink/special inodes open/read/deletion support
    6, Buffer head implemented over cache pages
    7, Memory allocation optimization for flexible-size inodes
    8, Improve file deletion: don't grab global lock when deleting
    9, FIXME: return zero-content for sparse file gaps
   10, FIXME: check available spaces before blocks allocation
   11, FIXME: refresh stale root dir content after journal replay
   12, FIXME: incompatible dentry management for 64k block size
   13, FIXME: don't do journal replay for devices set as readonly
   14, FIXME: Win7 cmd.exe always reports file sizes as zero
   15, FIXME: Win7 memory throttling issue calling CcPinRead
   16, FIXME: Ext3Fsd Build issues (SLIST/div64 for Win2k, browser files)
   17, FIXME: Compiling test failure (fastio doesn't update i_size)
   18, FIXME: Possible Mcb memory leak for symbolic links
Supported Ext3/4 features by 0.50:
    1, flexible inode size: > 128 bytes, up to block size
    2, dir_index:    htree directory index
    3, filetype:     extra file mode in dentry
    4, large_file:   > 4G files supported
    5, sparse_super: super block backup in group descriptor
    6, uninit_bg:    fast fsck and group checksum
    7, extent:       reading, writing with no extending.
    8, journal:      only support replay for internal journal
Unsupported Ext3/4 features:
    1, journal: log-based operations, external journal
    2, extent: size truncating & expanding, file deletion
    2, flex_bg: first metadata group
    3, EA (extended attributes), ACL support
Features to be implemented in future:
    1, EXT3/4 features support (extents, journal, flex_bg,)
    2, Documents improvement: clear and elaborate
    3, Performance improvement, code optimization
    4, Automatic check & update of new versions
    5, LVM support, e2fsprogs porting for Windows
Files descriptions:
    Ext2Fsd-0.50.exe:  setup wizard for Windows systems (Win2k, Winxp,
                       Vista, Win7, Server 2003, Server 2008/R2)
    Ext2Fsd-0.50.7z:   Batch setup package in 7-zip
    Ext2Fsd-0.50.zip:  Batch setup package in zip
    Ext2Fsd-0.50.src.7z:  Source codes of Ext3Fsd and Ext2Mgr in 7-zip
    Ext2Fsd-0.50.src.zip: Source codes of Ext3Fsd and Ext2Mgr in zip

Download link:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/files/Ext2fsd/0.50/

Files checksum:
    C:\Works\Ext2fsd\0.50>sha1sum Ext2Fsd-0.50*
    bec1b29452473a36dc99c163b7bedbc4bb53707d *Ext2Fsd-0.50.7z
    51cd8b7362ca3b401d455e2338f2c9eb9f97ae30 *Ext2Fsd-0.50.exe
    28f9f3456bfc104fb0773e26c26e8c2fc663663a *Ext2Fsd-0.50.src.7z
    844bce05d203d81d53f69493ae4a5b11dfb73667 *Ext2Fsd-0.50.src.zip
    747ed2f3eb22bf3f67fae7084f6c895f516e6058 *Ext2Fsd-0.50.zip
WARNINGS:
    The driver may crash your system and ruin your data unexpectedly,
    since there might be software conflicts and I could only test it
    on some of the popular platforms. You should use it with care and
    use it at your own risk!
Matt <matt at ext2fsd.com>
http://www.ext2fsd.com

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42 Responses to “Ext2Fsd 0.50 was released !”

  1. Jyrki Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I almost gave up hope.

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  2. David Says:

    Well … the first impression is more than acceptable. It´s a very good help for multibooters … no doubt about it. Sure … it will be better once it get a bit more polished and you implement your future improvement plans. Eitherway … thank you very much guys and congrats. Good job !!

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  3. mo0n_sniper Says:

    Yay! Thanks for the release

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  4. Clark Says:

    Thanks a lot for this release!

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  5. Sap Says:

    I was highly anticipating an update. Thank you for the effort you put into this! :)

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  6. barosl Says:

    Finally, ext4 support has come. From now on, I don’t have to mind creating ext4 partitions. Thank the developers, including Bo Branten and Matt Wu.

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  7. Bo Brantén Says:

    Nice to see a new release with the ext4 support. Thank you for working on this Matt!

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  8. Mario Ray Mahardhika Says:

    Thanks for the update. However, I’m experiencing a problem with my EXT4 partition. Ext2Fsd volume manager still shows it as EXT3 and only shows top level directories. Did I miss something here?

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    matt wu Reply:

    If possible, please boot into Linux and do a “tune2fs -l” with your linux volume. Then mail me the results. Thanks.

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  9. emisca Says:

    Great!! Thank you for release!!

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  14. Antonio Says:

    THANKSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

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  16. Vhati Says:

    When I try to copy a couple gigs of ~350mb files onto an ext3 partition, 0.50 hangs explorer and anything attempting to list drive letters. I drag and drop, the drive light flares up for a couple secs then goes dark; the copy progress dialog never appears. Shutting down in that state also stalls (after closing everything, leaving the blank background), presumably because the OS (WinXP SP1) can’t cleanly release its devices.

    0.48 works fine.

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    Vhati Reply:

    ** Ignore this. I reposted in the current 1.50 repacked article. **

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    Vhati Reply:

    er 0.50

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  17. TEfromLI Says:

    Just want to take a minute to indentify an odd problem we have run into concerning running ext2fsd .50 in conjunction with the drive encryption product called Guardian Edge. Guardian Edge is used to encrypt the system drive of a laptop which is running Windows XP and has ext2fsd installed to run as a service under local SYSTEM security context. We have found that while the ext2fsd service is running, users are unable to log off. The system event log shows an event ID 1073 against the USER32.dll, but the returned message in the log entry is unknow. We have found that if we stop the ext2fsd service, users are able to log off again.

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    TEfromLI Reply:

    Found the sollution to the logout issue. Just uncheck the option in the service that allows the service to interact with the desktop.

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  23. Jack Says:

    Anyone know why my LaCie USB hard drive almost always will not allow me to safely eject when using Ext2FSD, seems there’s a program running – which I cannot ever manage to find? Any ideas which program this might be on my Windows 7 laptop please?

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  31. TA Says:

    After I used this, my external drives(windows partitions) would mount but not be usable from my explorer which would initially show it up in explorer and then go to my computer without it showing on the list

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  32. TA Says:

    sorry i should have said this was on an xp machine. I cannot 100% link it to this software but it happened after installation, and has not corrected via uninstallation. Is this due to this software ?

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  33. TA Says:

    I noticed now my seagate external drive seems to show the file system as now RAW. I am not sure what caused the problem but this software may not have caused the problem. Sorry

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  34. TA Says:

    interesting twist – my seagate expansion drive is recognised as ntfs on my other xp machine and i am assuming ext2fsd is responsible. please advise

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  36. Jimm Says:

    btw I’ve tested new Paragon ExtFs for Windows and all seems to be working fine till now. It’s free and supports ext4 as well as ext2&ext3 and win8 which is interesting for me. http://www.paragon-software.com/home/extfs-windows/

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    Please excuse me for the wall of text in very poor English. I usually speak, but don’t write in English. And I can’t find a way to solve this problem.

    I have two hard disks:
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    I ran ext2fs as admin in win7 x64, and configured the mount points of the ext4 partitions in the system drive, and the huuuuge ext4 partition in the storage one.
    I have enabled the write support in ALL the drives, I can see them and write in the SYSTEM DRIVE ext4 partitions, but not in the storage drive!!!! When I try to copy or save a file there, the darn windows says that the disk is write protected…. T_T
    In ext2fs, the write support is DISABLED. I turn it on again, and reboot… and when windows loads, the write support is turned off again……. No matter how many times I try, I can’t write anything in that drive from windows. The odd thing is that linux lets me write on it….
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