I wanted to check some files on an SD Card formatted in ext that I had used on my Pi and wanted to check if I had left some files in the home dir before I reimaged it. OS X doesn’t support ext formatted drives by default, but you add support using OSXFuse.
- Install Fuse for OS X
- Install the ext plugin for Fuse
- Find the partition you want to mount with: diskutil list
- Make a mount point – not sure on Mac OS X where is the best place, but I added /mnt/sdcard
- Mount with:
[code]sudo fuse-ext2 /dev/disk1s2 /mnt/sdcard[/code]
- (replace with the /dev/ to your device)
I’m not sure if it’s best practice on the Mac to mount with sudo, but this worked for me for what I needed to do. Fuse mounts on ext are r/o by default, but there is experimental r/w support that can be enabled, check the docs.