Paragon ExtFS fail?

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  1. jkorten macrumors newbie

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    Wondering if anybody else has had their linux partition trashed when running the ext driver from Paragon?

    I copied a 250gb file from my mac drive to my linux drive (bootable by refit) and then when I rebooted into my mac partition (independent disk), the linux drive no longer appeared. Concerned, I rebooted again into linux and the disk had failed.

    Any similar experiences? Or am I dealing with a bad hard drive that I don't know about yet?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Jerry
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Its hard to say if Paragon is at fault. You were reading from the Mac side so I don't see how that would modify something important. Try booting to internet recovery and running the verify disk option.

    I have their NTFS driver and it works fine. My bootcamp partition has refused to boot on two separate occasions so somehow the windows boot loader became corrupted. It didn't seem like a file copy broke something for me though.

    Incidentally, refit is no longer actively maintained (almost 2 years now) so I wonder if some Mac update did something that broke it.
     
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    rEFInd is a fork which is still being updated.
     
  4. jkorten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm - I was writing to the drive, not reading from it. However, your comment about refit is appreciated. I suppose I can use boot camp with Linux? Seems that Apple is determined not to be compatible with Linux in any way.

    Thanks.
     
  5. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean "had failed"? What led you to this conclusion?
     
  6. jkorten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Linux partition disappeared on my mac desktop. I tried rebooting into mac again but no joy. Then tried booting linux.

    Could select the linux OS for boot through rEFIt but it wouldn't boot (at first) then came up with a corrupted disk dialog and asked if I wanted to fix it. Said yes, and then most of the directory structure was hosed (nothing in folders etc.)

    Currently I've just re-installed Linux, removed rEFIt and now trying rEFInd.
     
  7. SlCKB0Y, Feb 21, 2015
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    SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    If it happens again, boot off a linux boot disk and run fsck.
     
  8. jkorten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Sickboy! Might have saved me some time.

    Will do if it happens again.
     
  9. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Yep.

    Don't try and repair anything from OS X (don't even try and access it again from OS X), because it could damage it further and the best repair tools are the native Linux ones.

    By using a boot disk rather than your Linux root partition it will also allow you to check and repair without accessing the device whilst you try and boot. Also some errors will be hard to correct if the partition is mounted (and if its your Linux root, it will be mounted).
     
  10. jkorten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The thought never crossed my mind!
     

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