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Re: EXT2 or EXT3 : What have I got?

In article <20050309101647.GB3305@sungate.co.uk>,
Dave Ewart  <davee@sungate.co.uk> 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.


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