Re: EXT2 or EXT3 : What have I got?
In article <20050309101647.GB3305@sungate.co.uk>,
Dave Ewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On Wednesday, 09.03.2005 at 10:03 +0000, jim biri wrote:
>> Hi, How can I find out what file type my partitions have been setup as
>> - i.e. either ext2 or ext3?
>> If I use cfisk - I can see the file type number - 83 for Linux - but I
>> can't see anything explicitly stating ext2 or ext3.
>> Sorry for the dumb question.
>Type 'mount' - this will show all your mounted partitions: their
>physical disk partition, their mount point and their filesystem type.
>The information is also held in /etc/fstab ...
True, except for the root filesystem ("/") which is mounted
by the kernel at boot, so the data in /etc/mtab and /etc/fstab
about that is just informational. Well it's used for fsck,
but fsck treats ext2 and ext3 the same.
cat /proc/mounts will tell you the real story.