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Old 03-20-2005, 02:29 PM   #16
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It's not bad - it might just be incorrect.

I'll guess that partition magic is only looking at the partition type and not the filesystem. Type 83 is used by most linux file systems. If I had to guess I'd probably assume you are using reiserfs instead - try using:
http://www.p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html
 
Old 03-20-2005, 02:29 PM   #17
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Oh, one more thing before I re-boot into linux, is there a quick way for me to verify what type of fs linux is on from within the rescue environment?

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Old 03-20-2005, 02:34 PM   #18
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Once the partition is mounted you can just run "mount". If the partition isn't mounted then look at the contents of /etc/fstab
 
Old 03-20-2005, 02:35 PM   #19
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Originally posted by david_ross
It's not bad - it might just be incorrect.

I'll guess that partition magic is only looking at the partition type and not the filesystem. Type 83 is used by most linux file systems. If I had to guess I'd probably assume you are using reiserfs instead - try using:
http://www.p-nand-q.com/download/rfstool.html
You're right, just tried it and it works! Won't let me copy complete folders but it'll copy individual files (for some reason). This is great because it means I can back-up my most important stuff (emails etc) and know that I can experiment with trying to get SuSe back up and running (you've changed my mind, I'm gonna see if I can get the kernel sources correctly configured). Many thanks!

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Old 03-20-2005, 02:38 PM   #20
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You may also want to take a look at this reiserfs tool as well:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/visualrfstool/
 
  


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