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Old 08-28-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Possible to make filesystem on disk with data written to it?


Hi,

I have this hard drive that I have been using for backup puposes. After I installed FC2 to replace RH9 it says that there is no filesystem on the disk. Is it possible to mkfs without destroying the data I have written to the disk?

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Old 08-28-2004, 10:39 AM   #2
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No. Do you know what filesystem is on your backup disk?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:43 AM   #3
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It says the filesystem is "EZ-Drive". When I used RedHat 9.0 it formatted it as ext3, and it displayed as ext3.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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I should clarify: fdisk reports that is it an EZ-Drive filesystem. If I go into hardware browser, it shows the following:

Device / Start / End / Type
<blank> / 1 / 1 / Free Space
/dev/hdb1 / 1 / 1022 / No filesystem
<blank> / 1023 / 6595 / Free Space

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