General :: What Is The Amount Of Space After Formatting For Ext4, Ext3, And Ntfs
Jun 12, 2011
I have just purchased a 2TB drive for my server and I was trying to get an idea of the differences between these file systems or other file systems out there. What is the amount of space after formatting for ext4, ext3, and ntfs?
How can I format a USB hard drive to ext3/ext4 or whatever file format and have full permission to read, write and execute all files afterwards? When using the command line (as ROOT of course) mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb? Restricts the rights to ROOT as does the procedure gParted. The man mkfs did not help much. Configuring the fstab- file is a bit of a hassle, so it would be nice, if there was an option to set the permissions "correctly" right from the beginning. Setting Ubuntu (I'm using Ubuntu 9.10) up, so that it mounts USB devices not as ROOT as default but giving all users all permissions seems to be really complicated, as a guy from my local LUG told me.
Using a small hard drive (180 GB) dual booting windows XP for gaming and Ubuntu 9.10 for my other stuff during install I didnt know how much of each partition i would use, so i did 50-50 1 for ext3 and one for NTFSHowever after awhile it seems I have run out of space on my NTFS and have tons of unused space on my ext3.What I am wanting to do is shrink some of that ext3 down and give it it NTFS, I did a little searching and found a couple of old posts but I was a little sketchey on em. Simply looking for some personal Methods or Tools you have used and a starting point of how to use them.
I had 5.4 machine. Upgraded to 5.5 today via yum upgrade. All went fine. Rebooted. Wanted to convert root partition to ext4 (I have three partitions: /boot, / and swap). All of them on software RAID 1 (root is /dev/md2). I did the following for converting
yum install e4fsprogs tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/md2 nano /etc/fstab # I indicated here that my /dev/md2 is of ext4
I am wondering if any of you technical guys would be willing to format my Western Digital external USB 1.5 TB Hard Drive to Linux EXT3. I am naturally happy to pay for your time and trouble and for postage. The WD drive is for storing video footage and will be connected to my Humax Freesat HD Digital TV Box(not a computer), and the Humax Box will only record high deffination programmes in EXT3 format. I've tried to do the job myself with my PC, but have failed to change my system to format in Linux.
I have a Western Digital My Book World Edition external harddisk with blue rings. I filled it up and now want to delete the data and start over. I'm set in my ways and have been accustom to reformatting harddisks periodically (sector maintainance, etc.) It's worked for me as I've luckily have not had a disk crash in 25 years.My webapp is not helping me with the reformat and neither is Western Digital tech support. I've heard that it was factory formatted with something called Linux ext3. Does this make sense? Has anyone had any experience with reformatting external harddisks being used as a NAS (home use).
I have installed ubuntu to my pc. i made 3 partitions. one for system, one for data and one for swap. two of them were ext4. after some time i have reinstalled ubuntu again. but this time i didn't put to format the second partition, but just mount it using ext4. after that i cannot open my files. checked with gparted shows that 2GB used, but with df 188MB. and in properties writes ext3/ext4 filesystem. i used chown, chgrp but didn't help. please help, these data are ver important. i cannot lose them.
We use a SLES 10 SP2 file server. This file server has all type of files. We want to know what is the amount of space used by mp3 files. What we need to know is the total space in disk of mp3 files. I've been testing du command, and find command, but with no satisfactory results. Does anybody know how to do this?
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 old PC (bought 3 years ago), or perhaps ext4 is not actually compatible with an old hard disk?
is there a way of sharing an ext3/ext4 formatted partition on an external USB drive between different users (uids) on different Linux machines without creating a group for this purpose, setting the group ownership of the partition to this group and adding each respective user to the group on every machine?This would mean that I need to have root privileges on every machine... which I may not have in some cases.I'm using the partition to store the code I'm developing on Linux and I would like the option to be safe... if possible.I could use a vfat partition but then I have no control of the rw rights + I cannot develop directly in the dir: I would always have to tar.gz the directory, extract, work, tar.gz, copy to the external drive.
How well is the ext4 new file system mounting compatibility with the older ext3 previous Linux installations ? I refer to Ubuntu 9.04 and the new Fedora 11 which have the option to install with the ext4 file format. Will it be better if I install with the older ext3, so that I will be able to mount all other Linux from each other in a multi-boot system ?
Im currently using windows 7 and I want to shift for Linux. So i thought to start from Mandrake-free. My current filesystem is NTFS which full of windows extension documents. Those capacity is almost 200GB.but im not in a position to backup everything. i got to know from forums that linux perform well in ext3 file system. so i wish to go for ext3. is there any ways to shift FROM,win7 TO mandrake AND ntfs TO ext3 WITHOUT BACKING UP CURRENT DOCUMENTS ASWEL AS WITHOUT LOOSING ANY OF MY WINDOWS BASED DOCUMENTS.? and i got to know that in a single harddrive(eg 250GB), Its not good for the harddisk to have different type of partitions (eg 50gb of ext3 and 200gb of NTFS). if i used like this will my harddisk got crashed? because this happened to me 4 years ago when i was trying to install winXp(in ntfs) and Redhat(in ext2) in the same hardisk. i was working initially. but was in 2 days that HDD got crashed.
I'm trying to format a 500 GB external drive with gparted in ubuntu 10.10 (I searched & didn't see this issue in the forum). I set up and formatted two partitions, one for fat32, and the other with ext3, which appears to format ok, but I can't use it. Both partitions show up and appear to mount, but the ext3 partition won't accept activity (make new folder, copy in files), while the fat32 partition works fine. Both partitions show up ok when I query in terminal "sudo fdisk -l"
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.
I've been trying to figure out how to move /home to the other partition that exists on my computer, however it's ntfs and turns out it's impossible to move my /home there. So how do convert that ntfs partition to ext3, I don't mind loosing data that's in that partition. [url] is the partition I'm talking about. So what's the best way to do it ? If you write what commands I should use please include partition names.
Tired of fat32 fragility, I reformatted a 4GB pen-drive as ext4 using Yast's partitioner. I chose format as ext4 and checked fstab options "can be mounted by user", "no access time" and "ordered journaling". I thought that these fstab options would be ineffective since a removable device won't be added to fstab. when I insert the pen-drive it auto-mounts and the folder /media/EMTEC is created (EMTEC is the volume name). The relevant mount entries are:
There's no fstab entry, as it should be, and there is a mtab entry corresponding to the pen-drive, /sde1. However the /media/EMTEC as created (by udev, I suppose) is owned by root, I can't write to it. But if I change (as root) the /etc/EMTEC folder permissions so it belongs to the regular user, i can (obviously) write to it *and* it stays so *between* remounts. Haven't tried a reboot yet. What I'm not sure is if ordered journaling is OK for a pen-drive - or any kind of journaling, for that matter. Or will this significantly decrease flash memory life? Also, the fstab options set in Yast appear to be remembered by whatever creates mtab, as well as /media/EMTEC permissions. Is that so? Where are these settings kept? How does this work?