Questions tagged [ext3]

Use this tag for all questions about the ext3 (third extended) file system, which was the initial default file system in Ubuntu, until superseded by ext4.

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Can I create a directory that occupies more than 1 data block? ext3

I wanted to ask if it is possible that a directory can occupy more than 1 datablock, in my case, I use 4096 as size for the blocks. In case it is possible, how could I do it? I have a small file ...
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Raid Level 1 md1 mounted to root has less memory than md2. I want to give root (md1) more storage(free space). Is this possible or necessary?

Raid Level 1 md1 mounted to root has less memory than md2. I want to give root (md1) more storage(free space). Is this possible or necessary, to expand the size of md1 in order to get more memory ...
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How to extend ext3 filesystem without lvm? [duplicate]

There are some informations of my system. My disk has 59.7GB. I have already used 28GB. It remains about 30GB. Now, I want to add this 30GB to /dev/mmcblk1p1 which's mountpoint is /. I have already ...
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Mount a full disk / memory image that contains multiple partitions formatted in FAT32, EXT3 and EXT4 (Android type)

I have made a full memory backup of my rooted Android phone and I would like to be able to mount the images of the Internal Memory and the SD Card in Ubuntu. The Internal Memory has many different ...
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NTFS mounts are overwritten

I have downloaded and installed the new Ubuntu21.4. It formatted the entire disk and I lost my NTFS mounts c:\ and D:. Is there any way to recover NTFS Data (images and videos) from the hard disk.
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Disabling write caching in a Ubuntu VM to avoid file system corruption?

Quite a few times over the years have I had Ubuntu lock-up at some point, and upon starting I have found that the file system has been damaged in some way. I only notice what went wrong when trying to ...
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Does Ubuntu 18.04 support ext3 format

I've had to take a HDD out of my DLINK NAS and need to copy the data. I have a cradle that looks like this: https://www.amazon.ca/UGREEN-Converter-Adapter-2-5-3-5Inch-Supports/dp/B016JTH8FA/ref=...
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After installation, the file system change from ext4 to ext3

Install 16.04 Desktop Laptop I installed 16.04 with default setup and it was ext4 file system in another computer. How to fix it?
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If I use EXT4 driver for EXT3 filesystem, will I get better performance? Why? [closed]

In my testing, I can see using EXT4 driver for EXT3 filesystem improve performance but I am not sure why.
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Partition is not mounted but locked (LiveUSB)

I booted from a live usb to resize the partition, but it still locked, though it is not mounted, what am i doing wrong? Screenshot
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corrupt folders on ext3 file system, that I cannot open/chown/chmod

Everything, that I do is under root: When I try to enter (cd) or look inside (ls) of mentioned, problemmatic folders, it gives an error: Operation is not permitted. So, I checked FS for errors: ...
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Will GParted automatically format to ext3 when repartioning?

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 on a 500Gb hard drive. Here is what Ubuntu's Hard Disk analyser is showing me: I want to release the bulk of Partition 3 (327Gb) which is ...
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What's the most reliable stable way to defrag a fragmented Ext3 volume in 2017? Can e4defrag be used to defrag ext3? [closed]

Is there a ext3 defragmenter? There's plenty of threads on here about Defrag for Ext3 and Ext4 and largely it seems E4Defrag is the most reliable new way to defrag in Linux. But, there is no ...
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Does BleachBit's override files to hide contents work on Ubuntu's filesystem type?

In the settings for BleachBit it says that the option labeled Override files to hide contents does not work to hide the contents on all filesystems. But it does not elaborate on that. I have Ubuntu ...
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how can i distinguish ext3 and ext4 using superBlock structure?

Is there any Flag or some byte in SuperBlock from which I can distinguish if it is an ext4 or ext3 File System? I have already googled it and found some internal structures of ext3 & ext4, but ...
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gparted error details when partitioning

GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 3.2 Create Primary Partition #1 (ext3, 119.24 GiB) on /dev/sdb 00:02:45 ( ERROR ) create empty partition 00:00:16 ( ...
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How to increase root (/) partition size using command line?

I am running Ubuntu 16.0.4LTS 32-bit on my hdd with: 50GB for root (/) 60GB for home (/home) My system shows me that my root partition is out of space, and because of it many applications are not ...
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converting a usb ntfs drive to ext3/4?

I currently have 3 external USB drives in NTFS mounted to my Ubuntu box that i just took off my windows box. Looking to permanently convert them to a Nix partition but i dont have the spare hard drive ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 on Vmware

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine on an Intel server using vmware. For some reason, it is creating the root file system as ext4 but I NEED it to be ext3. Is this possible? I have been ...
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mount options for udev-rule mounted ext3 fs on14.04.3

I want to go beyond this excellent solution by @A.B. which permits to auto-mount a given removable ext3 FS using a udev rule. Specifically I'd like to specify several mount options: "nodev,noexec,x-...
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What does the grey slice in disk usage represent?

When I right click on Properties for my ext4 partition I get the following pie chart: The meaning of the blue and white slices are fairly obvious, since they are in the legend to the right, but what ...
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How to show hard disk file system format [duplicate]

I want to see what file system format my hard drive uses on Ubuntu server 14.04 (Like ext2, ext3, etc..)
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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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Transfer files (video, docs, programs...) from NTFS to Ext3

I'm about to install on my primary PC (tower PC) KUbuntu. For the moment I have Win7 installed. On this one I have 6 HDD : 1X SSD (for the system), 2X HDD of 3TB, 2X HDD of 500GB and 1X HDD of 1TB. ...
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How to remove has_journal feature on primary disk

I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a VMware virtual machine and I'd like to disable journaling feature on the primary disk. I did find this useful post but I can't use it because it says The ...
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Advice on what FS to use

I am installing a 2TB drive on an Ubuntu server that will be accessible on a network of Windows and Ubuntu machines. Should I format it using FAT32 or EXT3/4? Thanks David C
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Automatic say yes to make ext3 file system on disk with mkfs.ext3

I am working on a script where I make a ext3 filesystem on a disk, the problem is that the script ask user to either say yes or no: root@ubuntu:/home/school# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-...
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Identify all deleted files and folders in the command line

I have an ext3 image that I am working on for school. I am trying to identify all deleted files and folders, including the full path names and inode numbers of these files/folders. I believe I need to ...
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How Do I Get More Than 16TB Out Of EXT3?

I have an MDADM RAID 6 array that I just added a 20th disk to. It consists of 20 1TB drives. RAID Detail: $ sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md0 [sudo] password for : /dev/md0: Version : 00.90 ...
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Attempting to read LVM disk in ubuntu

I pulled a disk formatted in LVM from a NAS after the device failed, and need to recover the data, but I can't seem to get it to mount. This is the closest I got: root@peter-desktop:/home/peter# ...
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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, and ...
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I have replaced the harddisk of my laptop . I need to get data from ext3 partitions of old harddisk.

Unable to mount the partitions sudo mount /dev/sdb4 /media/sdb4 -t ext4 mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb4, missing codepage or helper program, or other error ...
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How can I give windows permission to one of my EXT3 partitions in ubuntu?

I have an ext3 partition I would like to share with windows. I have the ext2fsd driver for windows, which works great. I can view all of my ubuntu files from windows. The only problem is that I don'...
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How to format a partition with ext3 on Windows XP for dual-boot Ubuntu-Windows XP? [duplicate]

The Ubuntu dial boot tutorial says: a GRUB boot partition 100 Mb -- formatted to filesystem type ext3 a logical partition for the / (root) folder of each planned Linux (or Mac) OS (at least 10 Gb ...
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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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Does ubuntu one synchronize extended file attributes?

Ext3 and 4 filesystems, if mounted with that option, support extended file attributes with which you can add metadata to your files: author, ACLs, and actually whatever you want. Does Ubuntu One ...
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Why does it appear that my Linux file system is more fragile than my Windows file system?

I've got my laptop in dual booting, and whenever I boot into Linux (Ubuntu or Linux Mint), there's a decent chance that it will run the file system check (more than the default once every 30 times), ...
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How to find reasons for journal recovery

Recently, when I've been starting my computer I'm informed that it is recovering the journal for one of my ext3 partitions. One might expect this behaviour if the computer shutdown improperly, but, ...
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Boot time is more than one minute with ext3 FS recovery everytime

It takes more than a minute for Ubuntu to boot up on my new laptop. I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 installed using Wubi. From dmesg, I see the following: [ 2.934384] EXT3-fs (loop0): recovery ...
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Can you apply noatime on ext3 partitions at realtime?

An application accesses a disk directory containing about 3 million files (including directories). I would like to apply the noatime option for that filesystem and I would like to know whether I can ...
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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive 1TB Cloud Edition failed, data recovery?

I have a Iomega Home Media Network Drive Cloud Edition 1TB that started clicking and then displayed a failure LED code Power LED and Red LED. I removed the SATA drive and inserted in a 'All in 1 HDD ...
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Misused mke2fs and cannot boot into system

I installed Ubuntu with WUBI in Windows 7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn Linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongwith windows xp in two different HDDs

I have two HDDs. First HDD has four partitions with Windows XP in the first partition Second has two partitions and 15GB unallocated space. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in the second HDD by ...
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How to make ext3 converted to ext4 support e4defrag?

I have two ext3 filesystems that are very old and have been 99% full for a long time, leading to fragmentation. Also, they've been used for running VMs with dynamic disk images and other fragmentation-...
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What partition to use to keep data files in Ubuntu?

I have been using Ubuntu for a few years and usually my partition set up was the following: Ext3 or Ext4 partition for the system itself (20 GB); A 10 GB swap partition; a big FAT32 partition to ...
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Is ext4 stable on 11.10?

I have seen that Ubuntu 11.10 is offering Ext4 as default file system. As I have googled some time on ext4 and found that ext3 is quite stable that ext4 as it still has some bugs. Even the Ubuntu ...
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Drive says it's full when it is not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't Ubuntu see any free space? I have a hard drive that should have close to 40GB free. However, when I just restarted the computer, Ubuntu popped up with the ...
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What are benefits of upgrading filesystem from ext2?

I have ext2 filesystem installed on my work machine. I talk with my friend who knows linux a lot better and he said its very old and its very weird that I use so old filesystem. I'm now trying to get ...
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In simple terms, how do ext4 journaling file systems work?

How does a journaling file system work and why does it not fragment, like NTFS? Why hasn't Windows switched over to a journaling file system? Could someone please explain this to me? Thanks.
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Convert a pen USB to External Hard disk

My sat decoder need to have an external HDD to record videos... If I use my 8GB as pen, it doesn't recognize it! How can I convert to it, to let the decoder work? It has to be partitioned as ext3. ...
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