[lug] FS type question
jph at jph.net
Wed Jan 17 10:34:26 MST 2007
My conclusion is that the partition's Id label is incorrect. I believe
that fdisk allows you to change this value more or less arbitrarily.
karl horlen wrote:
> 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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