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Best way to access ext partion in windows?

What is the most stable and easiest way to get readable access of linux partitions in windows? All software and drivers I´ve found seem to have been dead/inactive for at least 4 years. Native ...
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ext3 vs ext4 bonnie++ rand/seq create speed

I am testing the difference between ext3 and ext4 for our application. When I run both filesystems through a bonnie++ test, the results for file creation on ext4 aren't very good. While ext3 can ...
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Cannot format local loopback filesystem

I'm trying to make a 40GB ext3 local loopback file system. This loopback filesystem is stored on my NAS which is mounted on a Ubuntu Precise 12.04 x64 machine using NFS. The machine has both read and ...
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I have an ext3 iso disk image. Can I use it and write it to a ext4 partition?

Is it possible to do so ? I am migrating to EXT4 because of the SSD drive that has TRIM funtion. I have to have ext4 partion.
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Changing max inode count number in ext3 filesystem in Cent OS

Assuming that I use ext3 filesystem in Cent OS: Can I increase the number of Free Inodes in the filesystem? If Yes how? When I run tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 it got these inodes statistics: Filesystem ...
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Dealing with different usernames when mounting removable media in Linux

I have a laptop in which my username is, say, "foo". I have an external drive, formatted with Ext4, for which all files are owned by "foo" (at a filesystem level). Now, I have a desktop in which my ...
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How to copy the files from my Linux-formatted external drive to Windows?

My Linux machine crashed, but all the files are backed up on a USB-based external drive. Problem is, it's an ext2 file system, so my other machine, which is a Windows XP machine, cannot read it (it ...
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Lost file mode information on ext3 directory hierarchy

An entire directory hierarchy of mine lost its file mode info. E.g., ed@bob:~/dev$ ls -l nir.git/ ls: cannot access nir.git/test: Permission denied ls: cannot access nir.git/log: Permission denied ...
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fat and ext partitions on same drive, readable by Windows

I have a flash drive with a Debian installation on it, with lots of partitions (however many it makes if you choose all separate during installation). Anyways, what I want to do is create a FAT ...
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How can I format an SD card with a more robust Linux-usable filesystem with a specific cluster size for better write performace?

Goal: microSD card formatted... for best write performance for use only with embedded Linux for better reliability (random power failures may occur) using an 64kB cluster size I'm using an 8GB ...
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How to convert ext3 partition to use encrypted file system without losing data?

My embedded Linux device have 2 partitions: small root partition containing OS big data partition which uses ext3 I want to encrypt the data partition by using an encrypted file system. I don't ...
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Linux - how to format multiple file systems within one file?

I need to create a disk image with two empty file systems. I have created it using dd if=/dev/zero of=./disk.img bs=1MiB count=1024 Next, I have created 2 primary partitions using fdisk disk.img; ...
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Read ext3 filesystem on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I want to read and copy an ext3 file system on mac os x snow leopard. Search points to using macfuse (MacFUSE-2.0.3,2) with fuse ext2 (0.0.7) Which seems to work, but copy stops with: unexpected ...
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Calculate minimum ext3 partition size for certain amount of data

These following ext3 partitions contain identical data. As we can see, the larger the partition size, the more space is required for the same files: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
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Stuck choosing between ext4 and ext3 for the file system

I was in the process of installing Ubuntu 11.10, but got stuck choosing which file system to use. ext3 and ext4; which is better for a personal desktop? If ext4 is better, will it work well on my ...
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Performance of file operations on thousands of files on NTFS vs HFS, ext3, others

[Crossposted from my Ask HN post. Feel free to close it if the question's too broad for superuser.] This is something I've been curious about for years, but I've never found any good discussions on ...
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ext2 or ext3 filesystem with the most available space

First of all, security is important so I want to use a reasonable size of inode backups and things like that, whatever those mean... I want to use ext2 or ext3 for a common partition between Win7 and ...
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How to convert ext3 to NTFS in Windows XP?

One of my partitions is ext3,I can't even see it in Windows,I want to convert it to ntfs or fat32 so I can use it. How can I convert this partition from ext3 to ntfs in Windows XP without destroying ...
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Disadvantages of having a virtual machine with a different file system than host

I have a server with VMware Server 2 configured to host several virtual machines. I chose XFS as the filesystem for this main server because of his great handling of large files. But I want the ...
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ext3: maximum recommended partition size / handling large partitions

I would like to do an encrypted install of Ubuntu on a 2 Terabyte drive (i.e., using LUKS/DMcrypt). In order to not have to type in passwords too often, the partitioning scheme will be 50 GB for / and ...
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Questions about solid state drives?

How to tell if a hard drive is solid state drive? For example: For one laptop, its hard drive is 244GB Western Digital WDC WD2500BEVS-08VAT2 (SATA) For another, its hard drive is 98GB ...
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Which ext4 features are missing on an upgraded filesystem?

Which ext4 features will be missing on a filesystem upgraded from ext3 to ext4 using the instructions here? The text explains: There are additional ext4 features, such as flex_bg and > 16TB ...
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Upgrade root (also boot) filesystem from ext3 to ext4 on Debian

After upgrading a Debian system from 5.0 to 6.0 (Lenny to Sqeeze), how do I go about upgrading the root filesystem (which in this case is also boot) from ext3 to ext4?
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About file size and disk usage in ext3

I have several copies of a file. The files take 2390170KiB each, according to ls -lk and du --apparent-size -k. The problem is that du -k reports different sizes for each copy: 2389824, 2392512, ...
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Determining if Linux partition is ext2 or ext3 without /etc/fstab info

How do I determine if a partition is ext2 or ext3 if I no longer have a copy of /etc/fstab ? Here is what I get out of dumpe2fs. I suspect that there is some info here that is relevant. I am guessing ...
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Why does “ls -a” hide some existing directory from the root user?

Today I found something really interesting (at least to me) on one of our test servers: I can change into an existing directory from my actual working directory using a relative path, but that very ...
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Determine which sectors of a hard disk a given file occupies?

Is there a way I can see which sectors of the hard disk a given file occupies? The filesystem is ext3 or ext4 on Linux.
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How to calculate proper amount of inode/block sizes for a linux filesystem

I have an old reiser filesystem which I'm going to convert to Ext3. The problem I have is to determine the proper block- and inode-sizes for this partition. The partition is 44 GB large and has to ...
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Transferring existing files from ext3 to ZFS (on FreeBSD)

I use an old machine as a file server, for backups, and as a testbed for development. I currently have Debian installed, but I'm very interested in FreeBSD because of ZFS: I really, really like its ...
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Does ext3 fragment when run at near-full capacity?

I know that one of the main drawing points for ex3 and other journaling filesystems is that they do not fragment like NTFS and such. I once heard someone say that ext3 actually would fragment when ...
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ExtX file system on my usb key

if I format my usb key with an extX file system, copy some files on it and then give it to a friend for him to add files or modify existing one on this key, then he is rejected by its own system. ...
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Should I use VFAT or ext3 for a 1Tb external usb hard drive?

I have a 1 Tb USB external hard drive which I want to use to backup data from my home and office desktops (both running Linux). Should I format the drive (possibly split into a few partitions) as vfat ...
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Mount ext3fs in Windows

I'm surprised I couldn't find this question trough the search. What's the easiest/best way to mount an ext3 formatted partition in Windows (7 RC, in this case)?