Google Backtracks & Re-Enables EXT3/4 File-System Support In Chrome OS
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 15 October 2014 at 01:19 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Surprising a lot of readers a few days ago was word that Google was dropping support for EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 file-systems from its file manager within the Linux-based ChromeOS. Now, after receiving a lot of criticism, Google is adding back the support for these common Linux file-systems.

Ben Chan of Google wrote on the bug report, "Thanks for all of your feedback on this bug. We’ve heard you loud and clear. We plan to re-enable ext2/3/4 support in immediately. It will come back, just like it was before, and we’re working to get it into the next stable channel release. Please star this bug to get the latest updates. We’ll post everything here."

Subsequently they went ahead and re-enabled support for EXT2/3/4 file-systems within the ChromeOS file manager. This change should be appearing in the ChromeOS stable release channel soon enough.
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