The ext4 or fourth extended filesystem is a journaling file system for Linux, developed as the successor to ext3.

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Moving free space from C drive(NTFS) to G Drive(ext4)

I am totally new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 13.1 with 5Gb space in Drive G but now I cleaned windows on C drive and want to move free space from C drive to G drive. Pls help me with the ...
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How do I format an usb to ext4 to use it on Ubuntu without without sudo permisions? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu in a machine I own and in a machine I only have standard user permissions ( not admin). Is there any way to format a usb to ext4 and make it work (file ownership problems) if I cannot run ...
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How do I get the source code for just the ext4 file system on a Windows machine?

I'd like to get the source of the just the ext4 file system, but from on a Windows machine. At the moment I've navigated to http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/, but everything I've found ...
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Mount point for multiple ext4 partition

I can't find any related question and answer that will satisfy me on my quest. All I see that people telling to create a ext partition with mount point '/' and a swap space. But I want to create ...
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How do I create and tune an ext4 partition from the command-line?

PARTITIONING (e.g. fdisk) What are some useful commands used for partitioning an additional hard drive from the command-line? Since most published guides steer towards GParted and other graphical ...
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Recover from a corrupted filesystem when fsck do not help

Something went wrong with my filesystem, Ubuntu set it to read-only and now under Ubuntu Live Disc, fsck can't fix it. I'm running 13.04 and it won't boot - at startup, it just shows the grub rescue ...
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Why do I keep getting an error when I try to resize ext4 under extended?

I had already assigned unallocated space to my extended partition and now i want to enlarge my ext4 partition. The problem is, it starts and when its almost finished, it gives me an error and makes me ...
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mkfs.ext4 parameters

I have a question about the ext4 filesystem and in specific about the tool mkfs.ext4. mkfs.ext4 -j -O extent <device> What does -j really do? In the manual it says that it creates an ext3 - ...
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snapshot of certain user home directory every 12 hours

I have a build server that builds our comnay product in a continuous build method. the build user is called build (surprise ,surprise, i know :-) ) and most of the data that it uses is simply taken ...
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Mount external ext4 with changed uid and gid

I'm trying to share a single external hard-drive between two ubuntu different machines. The problem is, my user uid and gids are different across the two machines. Is there a mount option for ext4 or ...
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Hotkey to start sync or flushing memory

I'm asking a question in a very strange manner, i'm sorry. I know what i want, but i don't know exactly how it's called. I hear somewhere that ubuntu (or linux) has hotkeys , shortcut to start ...
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Lost extended partition after installing windows

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and the hard disk was partitioned as follows: Primary Ext4 (250GB) Linux Extended (250GB) and Ext3 or Ext4 logical partition Linux Swap (4GB) I have installed Windows 7, ...
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Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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Use IOzone to check read/write performance of ext4 and btrfs?

Can someone help me to use IOzone filesystem benchmark tool on Ubuntu to check the performance of ext4 and btrfs filesystems? I have installed Ubuntu into a VM.
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Ext4 constantly mounts as read-only

I'm at a complete loss, here. After only using my computer for short periods of time (often less than a minute), my root partition (Ext 4, /dev/sda5) become read-only without warning. This happens ...
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Formated xfs partition to ext4 by mistake, can it be recovered?

I formatted a xfs partition by mistake to ext4. Can this be undone and the data recovered? Actually, I did not chose to have the partition reformatted during installation, I just kept the default ...
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Can't recover formatted Ext4 partition file system. :( Suggestions?

I've been at this for days now, so I'm hoping you can help me! Original setup: This is a 200GB firewire drive, originally formatted via Ubuntu 11.04 Disk Manager with a Master Boot Record, and a ...
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Ext4 Data Recovery Help

My data is on an Ext4 disk that is very corrupt, here is the output from fsck.ext4: http://paste.debian.net/plain/47345 (There are 664 inodes containing multiply-claimed blocks.) Why has this ...
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Recovering a file after having formatted from NTFS to EXT4

I used to have windows 7 but I've recently formatted my hard drive to install kubuntu and I've just realized that I forgot to backup a hidden .dat file which defines my bitcoin wallet. Is it possible ...
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how do i format my hard drive to ntfs from ext4 [duplicate]

I have a usb with my windows ISO loaded and ready. Problem is there is no ntfs partition on my hard drive for windows to load onto. I don't want to complicate things by running 2 operating systems. ...
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Superblock set in the future, fixing system clock

I keep getting errors messages about my Superblock mount time being in the future, and insisting on doing fsck on every boot and I have to go in from the recovery options to do this every time. Here ...
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Change root file-system type (LVM)

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 server configured in this way: % df -TPh ...
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Is there a way to find the LBAs for free blocks in ext4

tune2fs can show the number of free blocks. Is there a method/tool to find the actual logical block addresses for each free block? Thanks in advance
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How to recover files from a partition that was previosuly NTFS under Wndows but after Ubuntu installation had been converted to ext4?

I had accidentally installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 while trying to Dual Boot. I had a single partition(973GB) which had windows with NTFS filesystem. But by the accidental install of ubuntu the ...
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How to mount EXT4 drives from another system

I had a testbed 13.04 server which had a boot volume partitioned into three, root, swap and Workspace as well as two other drives running in raid 1. The Workspace and raid volumes were setup using LVM ...
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Trying to mount backup of /dev/sda as ext4 for recovery, fdisk reports invalid partition table

I used dd if=/dev/sda of=~/backup.img where /dev/sda was an ext4 filesystem. I want to perform recovery on it which means I need to mount it as ext4 filesystem using extundelete application. Can ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Can not install Ubuntu (13.04 / 12.04) due to ext4 error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop 64bit Edition on my new PC. (1TB SATA HDD) I set my mainboard to use BIOS to boot up. At first I tried installing next to Windows 7, got errors. Now I ...
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EXT4 Filesystem seems to have disappeared

I previously had an LVM consisting of a few different drives, including two 4TB Seagate USB's. I migrated my data off the drives. Copy -> Shrink -> Copy -> Shrink Once the drive was removed I ...
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sha256sum/md5sum gives different results for big files (Ext4/Full disk Encryption)

Yesterday I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my computer (4GB RAM), and for the first time I decided to use Full Disk Encryption (all default settings). Today while running backups my computer ...
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How to format an external drive to ext4 in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 13.04 the Disk Utility has been renamed to Disks and has a completely new interface. Using this new version of Disks I want to format my external hard drive to ext4, but the answers to this ...
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Shrinking down ext4 partition not working, Oracle VM (W8 host / Ubuntu 13.04 guest)

I've been trying to follow a myriad of directions all to no avail. I have a 49.4gb drive that is only using 12.1gb of space. I would like to reduce this drive to 20gb in order for it to be used on a ...
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e4defrag - what does output mean?

e4defrag shows many lines like (filename) 100% [ OK ] or (filename) 0% [ NG ], and at finish shows success/failures. Does NG mean it was not moved, OK means it was defragmented? What are the ...
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How can I change permissions on external drives right after formatting with GParted? [duplicate]

Using GParted, I have formatted an external HDD to ext4. As it turns out the default is that I have no write access. How can I change permissions on external drives?
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Mount error on new, empty External HDD - ext4

Apologies if this seems like a very similar question to others already on the site. I have searched for a few hours now for solutions, but nothing seems to be quite the same. I recently (2 days ago) ...
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Is IT possible to make a ext4 external HD completely open?

I bought a new external HD in order to use it like a usb key to exchange files between different computers, and I formatted it using ext4 The problem is that everytime I upload some files I have to ...
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very high IOWait + extremely slow hdparm -tT

I have been running 12.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E751 for almost a year without any problems, and then several days ago I noticed a very high CPU IOwait that makes the system poorly responsive ...
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Simple way to recover a deleted file in a sub-dir of an encrypted home directory (ext4 file-system)

I need a simple way to do it, such as one command or program to which: specify the directory the file was in ask for the list of the recoverable files found specify which files have to be undeleted ...
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Does the freequent use of CAT command badly affect the hard disk performance?

One the programs I've written requires merging many files into one, every 3 seconds. The merged file can be bigger than 1GB. I'm using cat command to do this. Cat seems to work pretty fast even ...
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noexec option enabled in fstab is not getting applicable for limited user. Is it a bug?

noexec option enabled in fstab is not getting applicable for limited user. Is it a bug? cat /etc/fstab # / was on /dev/sda2 during installation UUID=fd7e2645-3cc4-4c6c-8b1b-016711c2fd07 / ...
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Ext4 file system format drive does not show in Windows 8

To install Ubuntu 13.04 I formatted a drive with Ext4 file system format. After format I can't open the drive from windows 8 Explorer. Whenever I try to open the drive following error shows : Thanks ...
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Does the length of a filename change the amount of space it takes up?

Using a ext3 or ext4 file system, assuming that the files have similar checksums, would the following files: 8c87dba9cf4dbc27c0d54083311ffeef6821e8426f5a8d50165d84f5eef80103.npz 1.npz Take up a ...
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Using Ext4 partitions on external storage

If I want to use a USB flash memory or an external hard disk to transfer data and at the same time I want to use ext4 partitions on them. How could I do that without getting problems regarding ...
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Why's Clonezilla not able to complete the backup of my HDD (ext4)

I have a single HDD with one single partition. What I need is to make an entire backup image of it and burn it to a DVD so that, in case of a messup, I can restore the entire HDD, as it was before. ...
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Converting my C:\ to NTFS from EXT4

I was playing with my computer attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS i386, and I accidentally converted my C:\ with Windows on it to EXT4, and Windows hangs on boot. All of windows is still on the ...
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Can I have two internal disks - one ext4 and one ntsf?

Can I have two internal disks - one ext4 and one ntfs? I am putting together a small home server with ubuntu desktop. I also want to use it for windows 7 backups, so if I install a ntsf hdd as well ...
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ext4 partition works but fdisk shows no valid partition table

I have a 1TB disk with a single ext4 partition. here's some output of parted print all command Model: ATA Hitachi HDS72101 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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Amount of data written on a partition

Is there any way to find out how much data have been written on the partition since it was created? Talking about ext4 fs.
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Does copying files from NTFS to EXT4 degrade/corrupt the files?

The reason I ask is I am very new to Ubuntu, but I want to get into mobile development. I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8 but it just doesn't run quite as well as I would expect so a friend ...
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How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?

I have a VMware Player virtual machine setup, running Ubuntu 10.04 as the a guest OS. The VM was created on a 20GB virtual drive, with a single partition for working space. Finally I got to the point ...