mounting ext4 from an NTFS drive

Wed, 05 Jun 2024, 09:19:00 PM

by tyler, yes, the tyler!
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Had to whip up a quick easy solution to access my linux drive from windows to get some files across. This is what I came up with.

This is mostly ripped from this microsoft article but i figured i’d keep it here for when i inevitably have to do this again.

/* Mount NVME from path (GET-CimInstance -query) */
wsl --mount \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1
/* Find the partition number (i.e sda1 = 1) */
/* Remount the drive with the correct partition */
wsl --mount \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 --partition 1 --type ext4
/* Find mount point within wsl (in my case, /dev/sdd2 */
/* Mount drive within wsl */
sudo mkdir /mnt/debian
sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdd2 /mnt/debian

With this completed, you’ll be able to natively access an ext4 partition using the WSL file explorer integration and zoom all your files across at good speeds.

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