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Re: mounting ext3fs via ext2fs



Frank Denis (Jedi/Sector One) wrote:
On Sun, May 29, 2005 at 11:00:34PM +0200, Rogier Krieger wrote:

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know, ext3fs is
not supported.


  ext3 is mostly ext2 with an extra inode to handle the journal.
  You can usually mount the partition as ext3 or ext2 without any special
tweak.

  However on some distributions (at least Fedora it seems), directory
hashing (htree) is enabled by default when partitions are formatted as
ext3. And *BSD don't support htree yet. So maybe this is your showstopper.

In order to this, my last formatted ext3-partition from a mandriva(cooker)-system, the OpenBSD 3.7-Machine could not handle with my external usb-hdd mounting it.


Maybe something was wrong with the disk, after playing around with some mount_fooFS on the disk, there was no chance to read it under the usage of mandriva again either.

Shure, no relevant data on it, just testing stuff, this was a big shame for me spending one day of my life :)

Regards,

Thorsten