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Old 06-26-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
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Rebuild EXT2 FS - Installer wiped it (??)

Evening all,

Is there any way to 'rebuild' an ext2 filesystem?
I think my installer (recently upgraded to fc2) cleared the drive geometry from my 2nd drive.
I don't believe it's been formatted, but I am be wrong.

I've tried a couple of things, one was using fdisk to create the partition (as it didn't exist when fdisk -l)

Any ideas would be rad..

Cheers , Mark.
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The command is mkfs.ext2 or mk2fs (should be alias to the same think). But have you considered a nice journalled file system like ext3 or reiserfs?
Old 06-26-2004, 07:53 AM   #3
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I should have mentioned that I need to get the DATA back from the drive

- Cheers, Mark


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