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How to format a disk in ext3 file system with a Block size greater than 4096

I want to format a disk in ext3 file system with the block size as 4096. Is there any possibility to do so? What if we do not write Inode Bitmap while formatting?
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restore dd image to another usb stick failed

I'm trying to create a dd image which contains two partition. The first is a ext3,(19MB) the 2nd is fat32.(16MB) I use one 512M usb stick to create image. And use dd if=/dev/sdc of=image.dd bs=1M ...
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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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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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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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Why is there a lot of CPU usage on mostly IO operation?

I have a process writing binary files into ext3 filesystem. I would assume that this should be a pretty easy process on CPU, but I see 45% system CPU utilization. It's a 40-cores 80-threads server, ...
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Lost files on ext3 external drive

I have a 500Gb portable HDD that I formatted with ext3 to use with an NAS. Yesterday I was reorganizing the thing and dragged a folder with all my old photos, a few videos, old documents, etc. to a ...
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NAS Drive Not Correctly Reporting Files, Directories from a DOS/Command prompt in WIN7

I have an NAS drive on my network, and it works just fine. I can access every file on it with WIN7. However, when I go to a command prompt and perform a directory command, the command reports 0 ...
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Network Error : Windows Cannot access on Ext2Fsd ext3 drive

Unable to execute exe files from ext3 drive form Windows7 64 bit giving error :Network Error : Windows Cannot access Error code :0x800704b3 PS: Creating editing copying everything else works ...
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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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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 see recent file changes on ext3 file system?

Looks like I don't understand the journaling facilities of ext3fs. I use a Linux server system with a lot of other users having sudo rights. The problem is that often config files are getting changed ...
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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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change owner/uid of mount point upon mount

The scenario is like this. Bob has a computer. It crashed. Now he only has the hdd. The hdd is in ext3 format. He go to his office and told the sys admin John to mount this hdd and put the mount point ...
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Does shrinking a partition to its minimum size then expanding it increase performance?

As a VPS administrator, I've shrunken and cloned partitions (or disk images) to perform backups. The shrinking of the partition adds a few extra minutes of downtime, but reduces the amount of total ...
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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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ext3 multi process write fragmentation

If multiple processes write to large files on an ext3 filesystem, like cping simultaneous, will the written files be interspersed in small blocks, or does ext3 handle the situation in a better way?
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How much data needs to be written to format a drive for ext3 / ext4?

If formatting a hard disk with mkfs.ext3 or mkfs.ext4, how many mb's will be written per mb space formatted?
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Setting folder icon for different partition when using ext2fsd

I am running a dual-boot computer with GRUB (Windows first installed then Ubuntu: Windows on 3rd Partition and Ubuntu on 5th). I have used ext2fsd to make the Ubuntu (EXT3) partition show up in ...
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A ext-format usb 3.0 is unmounted from ubuntu guest of virtual box on windows 8 host when I either connect or disconnect another usb device

A ext-format usb 3.0 hard disk is unmounted from ubuntu guest machine of virtual box on windows 8 host when I either connect or disconnect another usb device on the windows 8 host. a ubuntu guest - ...
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Fsck says read block too short

Yesterday I left my Ubuntu laptop alone for a bit, and the power cable got knocked out, so the computer got shut down. Upon starting it up, it insisted on running fsck, which failed, asking me to run ...
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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 ...