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Re: an ext2 partition saw like a swap partition

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: an ext2 partition saw like a swap partition
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 14:20:48 -0200

Olivier Gondouin wrote:
> Andrew Clausen wrote:
> >
> >
> > Parted doesn't get the file system type from the partition table,
> > but from looking for signatures inside the partition.
> OK, Do you think it's a formatting bug?


What might have happened is the format program (mkfs) or whatever
didn't overwrite the swap signature.  However, in this case, there
should be both linux-swap and ext2 signatures.

In this case, Parted looks for more information.  If it's still
ambiguous, it will say it didn't detect anything.

So, Parted has found that it was unambiguously linux-swap.  So,
either you have a really broken ext2 file system, or Parted is
broken - I suspect the later :/

Could you send me the first 100k of the partition?

        # dd if=/dev/sda6 bs=100k count=1 | gzip > ext2-broken-probe.gz

Andrew Clausen

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