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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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 ...
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How to mount an encrypted ext3 filesystem under OS X?

I know how to mount an ext3 filesystem in OS X with MacFUSE and fuse-ext2. But how can I mount an encrypted ext3 volume? I have Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" running.
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How to read external USB hard drive formatted ext3 from Windows 7?

I had to format a USB hard drive to ext3 to use it with a Linksys nas box. Now I can't read the hd when I unplug it from the nas and plug it directly into my Windows 7 computer. (The computer ...
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Fastest way of copy files from Ext3 to NTFS?

I’m right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) from an Ext3 file system to a NTFS file system (it’s an emergency backup since the Ext3 is doing weird noises). ...
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Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?

Is it possible to convert an ntfs partition to ext3?
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How can I access EXT3 partitions on Windows 7?

Is there any way I can use ext3 partitions on Windows 7? I have tried to install http://www.fs-driver.org, but it doesn't seems to run on Windows 7.
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Resizing a partition with gparted resulted in an error, how do I recover the old Linux ext3 partition?

Well, gparted crapped on me, and I was dumb enough to not keep the log file. Basically, I was trying to increase the size of my main (home) linux partition, and in the middle of the gparted operation ...
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Copy directory from ext3 to FAT32 ignoring symlinks, pipes, etc

I'm trying to write a shell script in which I recursively copy a directory to a USB stick. I need the return value of the copy operation for error-checking purposes. I've tried cp -a /var/mydir /...
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Mount an ext3 partition in Windows, inside a Dynamic Disk?

I have a disk which has two partitions, one NTFS and one ext3. I've converted it to a dynamic disk inside Windows. It still can be read fine when booted under Linux (thanks to LDM support in the Linux ...
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repairing ext3 partitions using windows?

I have a linux partition with arch linux installed,i installed windows 7,and now GRUB is gone,i tried installing it again,but it turned out that my ext3 partition is corrupt,i need to fix it before ...
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How can a linux disk be full, but files total to significanly less?

df reports 16G partition at 100%. du on root reports about 1G in files. Where did all my disk space go?
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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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When does Linux do SSD garbage collection?

I'm trying to get an understanding of when my computer does garbage collection and frees up previously used blocks on the SSD. Is this a task handled by the OS or the SSD controller? Does this ...
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Can I mount a Linux-formatted VMWare disk image from Windows?

I need to update some files inside of a VMWare disk image from the Windows host machine. The virtual disks are formatted for Linux (ext3). Is it possible to mount an image so that it appears as a ...
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Free filesystem drivers for ext3 on OS X Leopard

I have an external drive that holds an ext3 partition, which is shared on the network via NFS. Problem is, I can't see this drive on my MacBook after I mount this via Directory Utility. Does anyone ...
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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)?