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JohnJasonJordan
16th January 2010, 09:15 PM
As of a month ago I have a new installation of Fedora 11 x86_64 on a 320 GB hard disk. During the installation I told the installer to use the entire hard disk.

Today an Ubuntu user asked me what filesystem Fedora 11 used by default. Since I had no idea I launched Gparted. I observed that I had sda1 of 200 MB and sda2 of 297 GB. Clearly sda1 is a boot partition, and sda2 is root. However, sda2 didn't actually say it was root. It said "lvm" and there was a big orange triangle on it with an exclamation point in it. Poking through the Help I discovered that l(ogical) v(olume) m(anager) is not supported.

This is very strange. The computer is functioning fine, so the lvm is obviously working correctly. Why is there a big warning triangle on it? Also, I still don't know what filesystem I have. How can I find that out?

marcrblevins
16th January 2010, 09:31 PM
You need to look for ext2, ext3, or the new one, ext4.

Show us?:


mount -t ext2,ext3,ext4

JohnJasonJordan
16th January 2010, 09:44 PM
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mount -t ext2,ext3,ext4


[jjj@Devil8 ~]$ mount -t ext2,ext3,ext4
/dev/mapper/vg_devil8-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)

So apparently the boot partition is ext3 and the root partition is ext4.

Thanks for the code.

Now all I need to know is why Gparted displays a big scary warning triangle about logical volume manager when apparently there is nothing wrong.

marko
16th January 2010, 10:17 PM
[jjj@Devil8 ~]$ mount -t ext2,ext3,ext4
/dev/mapper/vg_devil8-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)

So apparently the boot partition is ext3 and the root partition is ext4.

Thanks for the code.

Now all I need to know is why Gparted displays a big scary warning triangle about logical volume manager when apparently there is nothing wrong.

gparted doesn't work with LVM

REF:
http://gparted-forum.surf4.info/viewtopic.php?id=92

PabloTwo
16th January 2010, 11:17 PM
Another way to determine fs type, use the df command with the -T option to report filesystem types:

BASH:~/-> df -lT
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_speedie-lv_root
ext4 8635808 4333944 4214164 51% /
tmpfs tmpfs 513632 124 513508 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda6 ext4 198333 52585 135509 28% /boot
/dev/sda5 fuseblk 9510448 6806112 2704336 72% /media/data