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Old 05-10-2007, 05:42 AM   #1
Samuli Järvelä
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Ext3 filesystem reported as FAT32


I have an external USB hard drive, which was preformatted with FAT32. I wanted to have ext3 filesystem on it, so I created it with mkfs.ext3. Everything seems to work fine, except fdisk reports that it still is FAT32 (but which it definitely is not, as file permissions work).

So what went wrong, and how can I repair this? I tried "fsck.ext3 /dev/sda1", but no changes there. I already have lots of data in it, so I would prefer a way that doesn't erase everything.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 05:48 AM   #2
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Nothing to worry about.
You can change the type in fdisk if you wish - doesn't affect the filesystem (or data).
 
  


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