ext3, or third extended filesystem, is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.

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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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How can I mount ext3 with restricted permissions, like setting uid, gid and umask?

I want to mount an ext3 filesystem on a device with uid, gid, umask options set. When I use these options during mount, I get an error. Below is the command I am using to mount: mount -t ext3 -o ...
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Shrink EXT3 and Expand NTFS

I have a partition table that looks like this: [root@tower ~]# fdisk /dev/sda WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to switch off the mode (command 'c') and ...
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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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How to mount Ext3 drive in Cygwin?

I want to mount and fully operate an Ext3-formatted USB drive in Cygwin under Windows XP. How can I do this?
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Command: How to format Ext2/Ext3 with Cygwin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to format Ext2 in WinXP? I just installed Cygwin, then i want to format my usb drive to Ext2/3/4 or any other Linux FS. What do i need? And, what is the command?
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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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How can I mount a single RAID 1 disk/partition as ext3?

I need to copy data from a single HD, which used to be part of a Linux RAID 1. I've googled around, but can't find any clue how to mount partitions from this single HD. Background: The HD comes from ...
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Is UDF an ok substitute for ext3?

I'm thinking of doing the UDF thing to share files between windows and linux. Is UDF a viable option for /home Is UDF a viable option for / Can windows XP correctly read sparse files I created in ...
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ext2explore for windows doesn't read ext3/4 sparse files what does?

I have some sparse files that I want to read/copy to windows but I can't find a FS reader that works any suggestions? EDIT: to clarify the sparse files are living on an ext3 partition it's this ...
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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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Disk fragmentation on Linux

Do I have to de-fragment my ext3 and FAT32 filesystems on Linux? And if yes how?
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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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Damaged NTFS Partition by GParted

Ive got a big big problem. Ive lost my 150Gb partition with family photos/videos and other valuable stuff. :( I have external 320Gb HDD, with (it was) partitions: [ 30gb ext3 ubuntu bootable; 150Gb ...
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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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Truecrypt + EXT2IFS/EXT2FSD Safe?

Is it safe to mount an EXT3 partition encrypted by Truecrypt in Windows using Truecrypt to decrypt it and then EXT2IFS or EXT2FSD to read/write to it? I have not attempted it yet because I would ...
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Accessing a Linux ext3 partition from Windows 7 x64

I checked the couple other questions on this topic, but the solutions provided are not working in my setup. EDIT Just found out tonight the partition I thought was ext3 is actually ReiserFS The ...
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View bad blocks on mounted ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

I've ran fsck -c on the (unmounted) partition in question a while ago. The process was unattended and results were not stored anywhere (except the bad block inode). Now I'd like to get bad block ...
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Partition table is corrupt

I have a corrupt the partition table on the laptop that is running Ubunutu 10.4. Before the partition table was corrupt I had the following partitions: 2 primary partitions: 1st - NTFS 2nd - Extended ...
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Data recover from a different hard disk format

I had an ext3 formatted disk with Debian. I copied files to another Debian in another pc. Then I installed Windows 7 on that disk, with a new ntfs format. Later, I realized I didn't copied some files ...
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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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Files have disappeared on my ext3 external hard drive

Yesterday, my external hard drive was working fine. Now, only the boot partition is accessible whilst the main partition with all my files on it is coming up as a raw, empty drive. I had taken it to ...
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Convert NTFS to EXT3?

I have 1TB external HDD, the file system is NTFS and i need to convert it to Ext3. My operating system is Ubuntu 10.10 is there anyway to do so without losing my data?? Thanks for your help
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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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Ext3 partition doesn't mount on Snow Leopard using MacFUSE

I'm dual-booting OS X and Ubuntu on a Macbook 4,1. I'm trying to mount my Linux partition in OS X. I installed MacFUSE 2.0.3,2 and fuse-ext2-0.0.7 on Snow Leopard 10.6.5. I created the directory ...
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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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Perform bad blocks scan on root partition in Linux

My root partition is formatted as ext3 and I would like to perform a bad blocks scan on it. Normally e2fsck -c -c does this, but you can not run it on a mounted partition. I know it is possible to ...
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linux df and OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

I've got a weird inconsistency (although I'm probably just missing something quite basic). While running some script that generates small files on my I disk, I constantly get this error: OSError: ...
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External USB harddrive going unresponsive after a few hours of use

I mount my Seagate FreeAgent Pro external harddrive to my Fedora box via USB. I use it as storage for my backups. Recently, it's been giving me some problems. I attempted to contact Seagate and they ...
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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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ext3 partition randomly mounts read-only

The /var partition randomly mounts read-only, when I reboot it mounts as rw again. OS: CentOS 5.4 partition: /var, size: 80G the /var is for web logs and MySQL data file.
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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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Should external drives be converted to ext3?

I switched over from Windows to Linux. I have an external drive that has basically just media files on it. Are there any advantages to converting this to ext3, or should I just leave it as ntfs3?
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Is there any tool to read ext3 partition directly in XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: linux to windows migration tips and tools Mount ext3fs in Windows I am using WinXP and I have a partition in ext3 format. How can I read the content in this partition ...
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What partition type is faster for virtualization?

I am running Ubuntu and installed a virtualized Windows XP using Oracle's VirtualBox. I have a good 64GB partition to store the VirtualBox's .vdi hard disk image files. But I would like to know what ...
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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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Debian: Unable to mount a second drive as a subdirectory inside of another partition

I have the following /etc/fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> ...
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Read raw HD partition in Linux at a particular offset

I'm trying to recover some files deleted from a Linux ext3 partition. I've grepped the raw partition device (/dev/sda1) using grep -b and it gave me an offset. What's the easiest way for me to read a ...
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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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How to set ext3 partition hidden flag?

I have a created an ext3 partition and when i tried to set is hidden flag, there seems no effect. So, how to set the hidden flag of an ext3 partition?
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Ubuntu Wubi “drive” failure; mount drive in XP?

I installed the Wubi distribution of Ubuntu on a separate partition (which is silly, since why do I care if Windows can still manage the partition?) a few months back; it was pretty awesome, until ...
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Proper way to set permissions on an external disk's ext3 partition

I have a new external disk and just made an ext3 partition on it. I'm wondering what's the best way to set permissions on it (so that it's rw for certain users). I guess I could chmod ... /dev/sdb1 ...
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Issue when viewing the super block in ext3 file system

I tried to view the superblock by command "dd" in ext3 file system. dd if=/dev/sda3 bs=4096 skip=1 count=1 of=superblock But the result in superblock file is not correct(I compare the value of ...
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How can I best prepare a 3 drive Windows system for Linux?

I'm planning to migrate a Windows system with 3 NTFS drives to Ubuntu Studio. The primary 80G drive will be primary and ext3, and I have 2 large NTFS drives with media and backups. Is there anything ...
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Mount ext2/ext3 in Mac OS X Snow Leopard [duplicate]

I'm trying to extract files from an ext3 formatted drive. I have snow leopard. I have tried the Macfuse/macfusion/fuse-ext2 suggestions but suspect my lack of experience is causing a problem. I ...