some ppl just can't comprehend partition scheme and file system difference and coexistence facts
You can stop your personal attacks now. Clearly it's you that doesn't understand what you're looking at.
Here is partitions of HR20-700 external 1.5TB drive.
I already provided you with the partition layout of a 1.5TB drive in Linux using both fdisk and cfdisk in an earlier post, please refer to that.
And EXT2 manager for windows' picture of same drive.
Anyone that knows anything about Linux partitions knows you don't use Windows to look at them. What you pointed out was a RAW partition of type 83. I already pointed out that the partitions are Type 83. EXT3 is NOT a partition type, it is a filesystem type. Windows shows "RAW" because it has no idea what XFS is. If you were to look at it in Linux, which I provided a copy/paste of, in cfdisk you can clearly see it says "xfs". The larger partition is a realtime xfs partition. You cannot have a main partition of one filesystem type that has a realtime partition of another, you just can't!
Again, EXT3 is NOT a parition type. EXT3 is a filesystem type!
Here is a list of partition types:http://www.win.tue.n...on_types-1.html
There is NO partition type "EXT3". EXT3 is a filesystem type that you can use on a partition that is a type 83 partition.
If you take the time to look at the link provided instead of just assuming you can't be wrong you'll see that for partition type 83 it says:
"Linux is a Unix-like operating system written by Linus Torvalds and many others on the internet since Fall 1991. It runs on PCs (386 and up) and a variety of other hardware. It is distributed under GPL. Software can be found numerous places, like ftp.funet.fi, metalab.unc.edu and tsx-11.mit.edu. See also comp.os.linux.* and http://www.linux.org/
. Various filesystem types
like xiafs, ext2, ext3
, reiserfs, etc. all use ID 83. Some systems mistakenly assume that 83 must mean ext2
1. There are 3 partitions on the drive. 1 swap partition (type 82 Linux Swap) and 2 data partitions (type 83 Linux).
2. EXT3 is NOT a parition type, it is a filesystem type.
3. The filesystem type on the 2 data partitions is XFS.
4. There is NO ext3 formatted partition on the device.
Working with Linux is NOT a hobby for me. If I didn't know all this stuff I'd have lost my job long ago.
EDIT: Further proof that the partitions are XFS. When you mount the disk to copy the contents to a new disk you use the following:
mount -t xfs -o rtdev=/dev/sdb3 /dev/sdb2 /mnt/HR
Right here you're telling the system what filesystem type you want to use (-t). You'll see that you're telling it to use "xfs" for both partitions. You can't mount an ext3 filesystem by telling the system to mount it as xfs, you just can't.
Edited by RunnerFL, 20 September 2012 - 09:12 PM.