[CentOS] Changing from NTFS to ext3

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Fri Mar 16 21:21:13 UTC 2007

John Summerfield wrote:
> There's a field called "type" You don't want it set to "mountable 
> filesystem" - commonly called hpfs/ntfs.
> Use fdisk to list the partitions and see. Also, I think XP plays games 
> with the space, reserves some outside partitions.

It would be nice if mke2fs could look at the partition type (if it's a 
true disk partition, and not a file mounted -o loop or something like 
that) and give a warning if the partition type is not 83 (Ext2/3).

I guess that would complicate the application logic quite a bit, but I 
lost count how many times I reformatted a partition and forgot to kick 
the partition type with fdisk. :-/

Florin Andrei


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