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Old Feb 27, 2010, 03:13 AM   #1
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how to mount ext3

i have a macbook 5,2.
i've been trying to mount ext3 partition on which fedora is installed.
to do that, i'd searched internet for the howto to mount ext3.
as a result, i installed macfuse and ext2fx on mac and tried to mount with
command mount. but failed..

root# mount_ext2 -o rdonly -x /dev/disk0s5 /Volumes/Linux/
mount_ext2: /dev/disk0s5 on /Volumes/Linux: Resource busy

fuse-ext2 wasn't working as well..
is it impossible ? if i change that ext3 partition to ext2, will it be working?
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 05:55 AM   #2
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I'd say ext2fx Is made for ext2 file systems and ext3 being different isn't supported.

You can use dropbox to move files between the two or a thumb drive or even an external disk formatted to FAT.

Ext3 and now ext4 are much more advanced then ext2 that I wouldn't recommend going backwards to ext2. Heck F12's default is ext4 at this point and is pretty much rock solid
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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I'd say ext2fx Is made for ext2 file systems and ext3 being different isn't supported.

You can use dropbox to move files between the two or a thumb drive or even an external disk formatted to FAT.

Ext3 and now ext4 are much more advanced then ext2 that I wouldn't recommend going backwards to ext2. Heck F12's default is ext4 at this point and is pretty much rock solid
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Haven't tried it myself, but a google search found this
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 08:56 PM   #5
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ext3 is a strict superset of ext2, so the drivers for the ext2 should support ext3 as well, just without the journaling part.
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 09:32 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by silverwhalle View Post
i have a macbook 5,2.
i've been trying to mount ext3 partition on which fedora is installed.
to do that, i'd searched internet for the howto to mount ext3.
as a result, i installed macfuse and ext2fx on mac and tried to mount with
command mount. but failed..

root# mount_ext2 -o rdonly -x /dev/disk0s5 /Volumes/Linux/
mount_ext2: /dev/disk0s5 on /Volumes/Linux: Resource busy

fuse-ext2 wasn't working as well..
is it impossible ? if i change that ext3 partition to ext2, will it be working?
Where is this partition physically, a external drive? If it was on a linux box I could give you instructions on how to mount it across your network using NFS. Let me know if this would be a possibility for you.
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