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Old 10-08-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
g_p_linux
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How can i mount .ext3 file system??


Hello,

i would like to mount ext3 file system but i don't know how.

1) Shall i donwload some software first?
2) Shall i make a partition to the disk??

May you please help me and tell me the steps i have to follow in order to achieve that??

I'm really new in Linux and i don't know what exactly i shall do...

Thanks, in advance
 
Old 10-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Aaa little more detail on what you have and what your intentions are would be helpful. Which distribution of Linux are you using. Which filesystem do you use on it? You should not need to download any software as creating mount points and mounting filesystems can be done with pretty much any Linux distribution. Some info on your current setup as well as intentions would be useful.
 
Old 10-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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the icon under your name says you are using Windows
if so - you do not
Microsoft DOSE NOT and HAS NEVER supported NON Microsoft formats .


now there are some READ ONLY programs that can ( they worked 5 years ago on xp ( i have no idea if they work on win7 )


as to running some UNNAMED Linux Distro .
all will auto mount any found partition on boot ( unless you told it not to )
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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Hello,

i hadn't noticed the icon at the bottom.
My computer's OS is Windows.
But i use Linux BackTrack 3 and i boot from a CD.

I don't know which are the basic things for mounting the .ext3
journaling file system

1) Shall i make any partition to the disk??
2) Which are the basic steps for that??

I have also opened the /etc/fstab file and see where
my devices and partitions shall be mounted.

But i don't know what to do after that...

May you please help me??

Thanks, in advance
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:16 AM   #5
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It's not really clear to me what you want to do. You're asking about mounting an ext3 filesystem, but you also ask about making partitions. What exactly do you want to do? Do you have an ext3 partition you want to mount, or do you want to create a partition that you want to put an ext3 filesystem on?
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:19 AM   #6
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If you have only windows on your system and you are using a linux live cd then you dont need to make a ext3 partition on your disc , since windows cant read that .

If you really want a ext3 partition then use gparted from live cd to create one.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #7
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Well, what i would like to do is:
mount an ext3 file system and "play"/test with the
three levels of journaling.

I wouldn't like to make any partition to the disk.
I was wondering if i had to make a partition to the
disk in order to mount the .ext3 file system...

So, what steps shall i follow in order to mount
the .ext3 filesystem and test the
3 modes (journal,ordered & write back)??

I'm reading a tutorial of ext3 file system
and it always says "after the ext3 is mounted .... etc"

But is doesn't say the steps i have to follow in
order to mount it in Linux...

Does anybody know the steps i have to follow in order to mount the ext3 file system??

Thanks, in advance
 
Old 10-09-2011, 08:39 AM   #8
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You have to have an ext3 partirion in order to mount it, so you first have to create a partition on your hard drive and then mount it to your desierd location.
After taht you can start play with whatever you what.

Search for a tutorial on how to create a partioin with Gparted, and at the creation time choose ext3 partition.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 09:05 AM   #9
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When shall i create the partition?
1) Before i boot from CD(i'm working with Windows) or
2) when i'm working with Linux BackTrack 3??

As i read, gparted is software not a command(as i first thought...)
In the Download site, there are 3 different types of gparted.
Which one shall i download??

Also,i'm afraid a bit...
Is there any chance that i'm going to lose my existing data in the disk
while i'm tring to create the partition??

Thanks, in advance
 
Old 10-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #10
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Yep, if you have somthing to loose from your exsisting HD then i seggest taht you will find a friend that can create for you the partition you need.

But you can create it on a USB key as well, so if you happen to have one connect it to your system, and crate the partition on it.
Do a search on google 'how to crate an ext3 partition on a USB key'
If you learn, it is better for you to do it through the command line of you backtrack distro.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 06:23 PM   #11
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Why the VERY VERY VERY old backtrack 3
it is a dead version
the current is Backtrack 5

also backtrack IS NOT designed for very new users
think of it this way
The TV show "criminal Minds " the FBI's "hacker" Penelope
that characters - skill set - is the target user for Backtrack
the SECURITY penetrating and security TESTING ( and yes illegal system cracking )

the OS is Designed for CRACKING computer networks

so if you do not know how to mount a partition then i can only guess that you want to use it for ILLEGAL uses
 
Old 10-10-2011, 01:24 AM   #12
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i am don't think that it is my or your job to guess what is the purpose of this guy, as long as i am not helping him to crack any network i am not make the assumption that he has any criminal intent.
 
  


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