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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 7:49 am    Post subject: remounting ext3 as ext2 Reply with quote

i have changed the fstab file but still my hdd gets mounted as ext3...

what magical command do i need to do. 8O

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the reason why i asked is because i resized my ext3 with parted but linux hasnt recognised the change! it might be the kernel looking at an old partition table but i dont know. I NEED YOUR HELP or i will go craZzZZeeeEee :twisted:
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: remounting ext3 as ext2 Reply with quote

zerogeny wrote:
what magical command do i need to do.


There is no magical command -- you just change 'ext3' to 'ext2' in your /etc/fstab. If that isn't working, then either your /etc/fstab isn't correct or you've got something in grub forcing it to mount the partition as ext3.

zerogeny wrote:
the reason why i asked is because i resized my ext3 with parted but linux hasnt recognised the change


I doubt that simply changing to ext2 will solve the problem. As I recall, parted uses an older version of the ext2resize library that doesn't behave nicely with ext3. To resize an ext3 partition, you want to use stand-alone version of ext2resize. There doesn't appear to be a Gentoo package for this, but you can get the source from Sourceforge.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have tried editting fstab to no avail, i have written the partition numerous times.
i cant even find the journal so i can remove it (it warranted).

could it be devfs that forcing it to be ext3?
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
could it be devfs that forcing it to be ext3?


No -- devfs deals in devices, it does not deal in file partition types. (But, feel free to poke around /etc/devfsd.conf if you like)

Could you post your /etc/fstab and your menu.lst file here for review?

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also try the following:

Code:
#tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hdaX
#fsck.ext2 -f /dev/hdaX


But you must make sure the partition you're doing this on is unmounted.

Some more good information in the ext3 FAQ which I found by searching Google

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