[lug] FS type question
horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 16 19:55:41 MST 2007
I've just installed an WD IDE drive into a system. It
used to belong to someone else.
When I fdisk it it shows that the FS type is NTFS:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id
/dev/hda1 1 14593 117218241 7
However, when i try to mount the FS as ntfs it doesn't
#mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
missing codepage or other error
If I mount the drive as ext3 it mounts! And it
actually works! I duped about 80 G of drive data over
my network to another drive on a windows system
yesterday (it was slow but it worked!).
# mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo
# % df -Th /dev/hda1
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 ext3 111G 105G 4.1G 97%
Any reason why this might be so?
It looks like the partition id is just incorrect in
the partition table. Is there anyway to update/change
it to reflect reality? I believe this drive actually
has an ext2 or ext3 fs because it was used on linux
system prior to me obtaining it. and of course, it
works mounted as ext3 ;-)
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