Fedora :: Convert LVM Volume Formatted Ext2 To Ext3?
Nov 5, 2010
I have a question, i accidentally formatted an lvm volume as ext2 after creating it. Then of course, we copied a ton of data to it before I realized it was ext2. (I guess ext2 was the default when using mkfs without a -t) Anyway - can I just use tune2fs -j on the LVM just like I would a /dev/sdx device?
I would like to convert my /tmp and /boot partitions from Ext3 to Ext2 on my Arch Linux setup. I don't see any use in having journaling for either partition. I want to make sure that I have the right steps lined up so could someone verify that this is correct (from a live cd):
Code: #sudo tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda7 #sudo e2fsck /dev/sda7 #sudo tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda5 #sudo e2fsck /dev/sda5 I then edit /etc/fstab to reflect these changes (ext3 to ext2 for both lines)
Does it matter what order I do it in (/dev/sda7 is /tmp and /dev/sda5 is /boot).
I've lost my admin password on my current Windows OS and would like to install Linux Ubuntu or a similar user-friendly distro of Linux alongside, see how that goes and possibly reformat my PC with Linux as I was told it would convert NTFS formatted drives to ext3, not delete them.
I am student of MCS and working on final project. I am the user of windows xp. I am new in Linux. I am working on a project that titles "Hard disk data Recovery of ext2 and ext3 in linux". In windows, including dos.h and bios.h header files in program of c language I can send interrupt to bios and access most of the devices like parallel port, hard disks etc. But problem is that there is no bios.h and dos.h files in gcc. Now how can I access my hard drive using c program. How can I call int13h interrupt in linux or there is any other function in the linux to access the hard disk. In fact I want to access sectors of my hard disk using c language program. How can I do it?
start getting Linux up and running. Like a lot of people, I chose an older computer I could fuss with, a 500mhz 256meg ram machine, and decided to install Puppy on a spare 40meg hard drive I have, as my bios does not boot from usb...I think...
Anyway, I have found that my bios does not recognize the hard drive when formatted to ext2! I have taken the drive and formatted it back to ntfs, and my bios recognizes it, and then back again to ext2, and nope, it's not there, thus I am still booting puppy from the cd...sigh...
Is my bios so out of date that I'm just out of luck? Is there anyway to check this?
I am planning on dual-booting Windows XP and Ubuntu on a new laptop, and because I have a program that lets me mount an ext2 filesystem on Windows, I was thinking of installing Ubuntu with ext2 instead of ext3. I am concerned, however, that it might open up a security risk for my Ubuntu partition. Would this cause a problem? (In case it's relevant, I use AVG Free antivirus in Windows.)
I use 8GB USB sticks for backup of Ubuntu 10.04. I have had a variety of problems with ext3 format (security tar file not readable, etc) and have reformatted to ext2, so far without a problem.
But - am I missing something by not using ext3 (or even ext4)? Should I be sticking with ext3 and try to resolve the problems - bearing in mind that as the USB stick is my backup I need it to be secure!
I run an upgrade and an update on a lucid lynx beta 2. --- got no problems. but about the filesystems i have some questions because it seems for me that at every system boot the system will run an fsck. somtimes it's shown up, somtimes not. but in /var/log/messages and in syslog
I have always following messages ( occured in beta 2 too ).
But first before i continue - here my disk layout:
And here my filesystem types:
This is my problem because those values are seems to be static ! ( note: this partiton is mounted but not in use ) and last not least: the drive is an external usb scsi disk. but on the other side lucid lynx is running fine on my box.
I have a new Vertex2 Solid State Drive. When I try to install any distributions, formating the drive in EXT3 or EXT4 (or LUKS with EXT3, or EXT4). My hard drive times out during a copy process. (OpenSUSE 11.2 for example would crash after the 2nd file of X11. Debian got ~12% done when it crashed.)
We are running debian off of an SD card and want to know what's best for /var?
- Plenty of room on 2GB SD card, so do we, make /var as large as possible (everything else is read only) to reduce block overwrites, or do we make /var as small as possible, hopefully reducing the load 'pdflush' places on the 200 Mhz system?
That said, why not ext2? Is there damage that can happen in /var due to insta-crash or power loss that will prevent proper system function? We heard ext4 is more optimized, but ext4 on 2.6.29, not sure.
If we must use a journaled file system for /var, then which is lowest load on system, or "better": jfs, ext3, jffs2 ...
i m not able to copy a file over 16 gigs on an EXT2 or EXT3 partition. Is there a way to do this. I even tried to split my iso file too. I splitted my iso file in 4 files then copy them on the ext2 or ext3 partition. But as soon as I was trying to join the files together it never went over 16 gigs. Actually it stops at 16,843,020 kb exactly. is there a limit for those partitions or is there an another way to see my 20gigs iso file in one piece?
I want to convert my swap space 8GB to usable formatHere is the output of sudo fdisk -l command$sudo fdisk -lDisk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylindersUnits = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytesDisk identifier: 0x26af26ae
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 2295 18434556 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 2296 9728 59705572+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
I have ext3 partition mounted on /mnt/shared/ as follows
Permissions above are of the actual mounted fs.
Goal is to have all files created on the fs 1) to belong to group 'users' 2) to have this groups permissions set to rw (rwx for directories) so that all users who belong to group 'users' have full read/write access to data and everyone else to have only read access.
Now because of setgid bit (s) in group permissions every file created has group 'users' and additionally setgid bit is set for directories. Because every users umask by default (on my system) is set to 0022 all created files will have permissions 644 for ordinary files and 755 for directories.
Net result of above means that users A and B who both belong to group 'users' won't be able to modify files created by the other.
So how can I make files created on the fs to be created always with umask 0002 WITHOUT changing default umask for users that is used elsewhere (like in their home directory) ?
Dual booting Ubuntu and XP, I've been using ext2fsd for a long time.Recently I did a fresh install of Lucid. Now when I try to run ext2fsd from XP, it tells me that my ext3 partition needs to be formatted.I vaguely recall having had and solved this problem in the past, but I just can't find the solution.
I am trying to install a harddisk, which is already formatted as ext3, into my Qnap NAS box. The web interface of the NAS box shows, that the harddrive has been detected, but I am not able to mount any of its partitions.This is the output from fdisk -l:
During the file system check of an ext3 partition at boot I get the following output:
The super-block could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is still valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate super-block:
I'm then forced to login in as root and given the following prompt:
I'm reluctant to do as advised by the output and run e2fsck -b because it is not an ext2 filesystem.
Although I can still enter runlevel 5, it doesn't seem to recognise mouse and keyboard input in KDE so my system is effectively redundant at the mo. For this reason any short term workarounds are welcome, but a fix is needed. This problem is part of a longer saga to do with recovering a Windows Vista installation which started failing to boot. I have used both Vista and SUSE tools to try and recover my bootloader to no avail, and this has been the result. If more detail about this is needed please ask and I can explain what I have done.
I've set up a RAID-1 array /dev/md0 consisting of two partitions /dev/sda5 and /dev/sdb5.The partition /dev/sda5 was formatted "ext2" before mirroring, but now when I "mount -v /dev/md0 /mnt", it says "/dev/md0 on /mnt type ext3 (rw)".Why is the type changed from "ext2" to "ext3" ?
I just rebuild the kernel for slackware 13, everything works, but root file system which is ext3 is mounted as ext2. Normally I've build ext3, ext4 and so on as modules, not in the kernel... but if I do this, then the kernel mounts the file system as ext2, which is build in the kernel. I also modified rc.modules so I can make sure that ext3,ext4,jbd are loaded, but it doesnt work.
I have dual boot system..i.e, windows XP and ubuntu 9.10(insatlled side by side). when i try to boot ubuntu, Im gettin sh:grub > prompt
I am getting something like this.. root mount file system failed.. ext2 ext3 ext4 ....... kernel panic message and hanged at kenelthreadhelpper+ what can i do.. I cant reinstall ubuntu again.. Because I have installed nany application there..
I have a installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive that I just finished updating, etc. I noticed that it ran surprisingly slow during all my updates and software installations. I looked into it further and found out that for Flash Drive installations, it is recommended to use ext2 due to it's speed and lack of journaling (to limit the amount of writes to the disk).
I REALLY don't want to spend all the time and effort I have just spentt on reinstalling from scratch! I'd like to convert my partition filesystem from ReiserFS to ext2. How can I do this?
Can I backup all the information, do a new installation using the LiveCD, and restore the backup? What program can I use, and which directories do I need to backup?
Running Debian Squeeze, I used gparted to wipe the fat partition on a 8GB USB thumbdrive, and repartitioned it with ext3. Everything goes fine, and gparted and fdisk -l both show the correct partition, but I can't seem to mount it, and automount in gnome fails as well.code...
There were some files residing on my ext3 file system, using Ubuntu as my linux distribution. Yesterday I formatted the hard drive using a windows install CD, rewriting it with a new NTFS partition. I'm willing to restore my personal files deleted due to this format.