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Old 08-16-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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filesystem question


how to see HDD filesystems??
can i switch from ext3 to ext2??
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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Try googling "update EXT2 to EXT3"
Thre is a command for this in most distros...

Apart from that, more clairification would be nice...

Do you want to be able to view your files on the EXT2/4 filesystem on Windows or something?

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:32 PM   #3
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how to see each partition's filesystem??
how to update ext3 to ext 2??
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:36 PM   #4
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what filesystems you want to see? meaning partition type? probably you can type 'mount' at command prompt.
2nd question i don't know.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:38 PM   #5
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i try to see how partitions are formatted during install...
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #6
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1. Use the command ' df -Th '
2. tune2fs Check out this post. http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...3-11/1271.html several more on www.google.com

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #7
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If you have gnome-system-monitor installed, you can use that to see what file system is used for each partition.
To switch ext2 to ext3 you can use "tune2fs -j"
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:48 PM   #8
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df -Th - 10x
howto change ext3 to ext2 - is there any point to do that??
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:51 PM   #9
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One benifit of using ext2 over ext3 is it is far easier to recover deleted files.
Also you have a little more drive storage space.

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Old 08-16-2006, 07:52 PM   #10
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what about defragmentation?
 
Old 08-16-2006, 07:57 PM   #11
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if i change fstab
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults 0 1uid,nodev 0 2
from ext3 to ext2
will it change the filesystem after reboot??

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Old 08-16-2006, 08:10 PM   #12
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No, modifing fstab will not do it. I think you can change it to ext2 but not sure how it will handle the journaling potion of ext3.

Ext2 does not fragment like a fat32 partition does.

Check out www.google.com and type ' linux ext defrag '. Lots of links on that. You can also do the same for ' convert ext3 to ext2 ' as well. I use google quite extensively for help like this.

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Old 08-17-2006, 03:54 PM   #13
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i made hda6 - ext2 and it won't mount, so i switched t back
ext3 also defragments itself..

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Old 08-17-2006, 05:21 PM   #14
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You mean on a reboot it is doing a filesystem check. Normal if not unmounted properly. It just clean up the orphan chains and so fore.

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Old 08-17-2006, 05:28 PM   #15
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without reboot, i tried to mount right after "tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hda6
 
  


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