Nowadays, Linux operating system is fading out of your sight. Even so, many of you still hold it. In order to make your Linux OS recognize the hard drive, Ext2/3/4 or Linux Swap partition should be created. How to create Ext4 partition in Windows? Generally speaking, there are two methods to help to create an Ext4/3/2 partition based on Linux operating system on a Windows computer. One is to use a Linux live CD to boot your computer and create a partition. Secondly, asking a third-party Linux partition manager for help to create Ext2/3/4 partition or format a disk with the Ext2/3/4 file system. Here we will show you the second way in detail in the following paragraphs.
To be specific, this is an easy task by one third-party tool. MiniTool Partition Wizard, a piece of all-in-one partition manager, provides you with powerful features to create partition, format partition, delete/resize/extend/copy partition and so forth. By means of this free partition manager, you can manage your Linux partition well in Windows. Get it right now to have a try.
Step 1: Double click on MiniTool Partition Wizard and then click “Launch Application” (Only appears in the Free Edition) to enter its main interface.
Step 2: Right-click on one unallocated space and then click “Create” feature. Or select one unallocated space, then click “Create Partition” from “Partition Management” in the left panel.
Step 3: In the pop-out window, when clicking file system list, you will find MiniTool Partition Wizard supports many file system types, including FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 and Linux Swap. Here, we choose Ext4 file system for your new Linux partition.
In addition, during the creation process, you can do other operations for this new partition, for example, specify partition label, set partition primary or logical, change cluster size. As to drive letter, Ext4 partition doesn’t have one.
After finishing all the settings, click “OK” to go back MiniTool Partition Wizard main interface.
Step 4: Then, you can preview the new Ext4 partition without a drive letter. Click “Apply” to execute this partition creation operation.
Like that, an Ext4 partition is created. With the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard, it is quite easy to create Ext4 partition for your Linux operating system in Windows.
Besides, some of you don’t want to create a new Linux partition but want to format a partition to Ext4. Obviously, MiniTool Partition Wizard still offers you convenience. Just use “Format Partition” feature to do this task.
Note: Before formatting, you should make a backup for your partition data. Fortunately, MiniTool ShadowMaker can help you.