The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
44 views

What does a “Copy/Cut & Paste” operation exactly consist of?

I understand the purpose of these operations. What I'd like to know is 1.What happens at the File System Level ? Does a new MFT entry for the copy get created in the destination volume's MFT and ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

How does Windows use an ext4 filesystem in a VirtualBox?

I run Windows XP in a Virtual Box on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I've set the shared folder access so I can access (read and write) the files on my ext4 /home partition. However, I've often wondered ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

How to solve mounted partition error in Debian 7

I installed MATE on Debian 7 (LXDE), and encountered problems with both ntfs and ext4 partitions when I mount any partitions (ntfs, ext) using MATE file manager (Caja). I don't recall how it was with ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Is there an archive flag in ext2/ext3/ext4 or how does incremental backup works in Linux?

I am wondering, does an ext2/ext3/ext4 file system (and Linux) support "archive flags". At Windows it is quite convenient to do an incremental backup because the archive flag is automatically set if a ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Fixing lost symbolic link status [closed]

I have a couple of soft symbolic links that have lost their link status and have become normal files containing link TARGET_FILE_LOCATION I searched quite a bit to find a way to restore their ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to mount ext partitions on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have Linux installed on my PC along with Linux (Ubuntu). How can I access files from Windows 8 which are present on the Linux's partition?
0
votes
1answer
650 views

Speedup SMB by changing NTFS to ext4

I'm using a RaspberryPi with SMB and an external USB HDD for storage. I have only 2MB/s upload on it (via Ethernet/WiFi). After investigating, I think NTFS on the storage drive is the bottleneck, ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

What are good permissions for a USB disk when security does not matter?

I have an ext4 formatted usb hard disk, I want to use to move between different computers with different users. How should I set its directories' permissions it, so that every user can r/w? What ...
2
votes
5answers
766 views

How can I prevent Windows 8 from trying to format my external ext3-format hard disk? [duplicate]

How can I prevent Windows 8 from trying to format my external ext3-format hard disk? Every time I connect my ext3-format hard disk for the guest virtual machine(ubuntu), Windows(host) shows the ...
0
votes
1answer
362 views

Is there a way to store a slash in a filename?

Is there a way to have a slash "/" in a filename? The "real" slash, not some other Unicode symbol. The file system should be FAT16/32 and Ext4.
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Making a computer with a single storage-device and bad supply of power more reliable [closed]

If you were willing to sacrifice the effective performance and capacity of a storage-device, can you get extra reliability somehow? All help appreciated. Edit: I found this wikilink: ...
1
vote
1answer
759 views

How to quickly rename (batch or soft) ext files for ntfs compatibility

I am running fedora and I would like a tool to automatically rename files on my ext3 fedora partition so that I can transfer files with incompatible names flawlessly. Any advice on how to proceed ? ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Create ext3 partition on external drive from Windows 7

Are there free CLI tools for Windows (7) which allow me to partition and format an ext3 file system on a external USB drive from Windows natively? I am not looking for a solution with a bootable live ...
1
vote
2answers
635 views

Can a hard drive be spinned down when using ext3 filesystem?

Recently a buddy of mine has pointed out in his blog (in Russian) that hard drives that use the ext3 filesystem can not be spun down because of the need to frequently write data. According to him, it ...
3
votes
4answers
974 views

ext3 disk space problems

I ran out of disk space the other day (quite common on this particular computer). As usual I started to delete files and directories to restore a bit of space. However this time the file system still ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Hardware or Software RAID and Filesystem Type?

I'm looking to build a pretty simple RAID-5 or RAID-6 array and I'm looking into my options. The machine will be a 64bit Ubuntu Linux Server and will essentially be used as a backup/file server. I'll ...
0
votes
2answers
207 views

If a drive is not recognized during POST is it irreparably broken?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a HDD. I believe it's dead and I plan on RMA'ing it tomorrow, but I thought I should just check up here first to make sure there are no other options. I posted a ...
0
votes
2answers
278 views

How to unmount ext partition in Kubuntu 10.04?

I want to install Windows 7 again on my notebook over kubuntu 10.04 that I used for few months. Issue is that ext partion where is Kubuntu is locked somehow and can't format it/ delete it with Windows ...
33
votes
4answers
60k views

How do I mount ext2/ext3 partitions in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

Is there anything that will natively allow read/write on an ext2/3 partition within Snowie? Just don't want to get a Linux box to mount, and then access via samba. Although I could perhaps through ...
2
votes
6answers
3k views

What filesystems would Google Chrome OS work with?

When Google releases their Chrome OS, my first prerequisite would be to work with my current files. What filesystems would it work with? (have read-write access). Would it support Windows partitions? ...