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I just finished building my Gentoo kernel, and booted back into Windows partition for a little housekeeping (and GUI). My Partition manager (Paragon Partition Manager) shows my root Linux drive ...
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    [SOLVED] Check partition formats?


    I just finished building my Gentoo kernel, and booted back into Windows partition for a little housekeeping (and GUI). My Partition manager (Paragon Partition Manager) shows my root Linux drive as an ext3 partition, even though I'm pretty certain I set it to be ext4. Is there any way to verify what I set it to?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Easiest way... boot up into Gentoo, execute:
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    fdisk -l
    You'll see what you have there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Hello and Welcome!

    Easiest way... boot up into Gentoo, execute:
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    You'll see what you have there.
    That still only tells me "Linux" or "Linux Swap", not whether or not I'm running ext4 or ext3.

    Edit: Solved; just did:
    Code:
    mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/gentoo
    mount
    Then it tells me what the filesystem is.

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    check what
    Code:
    mount
    lsattr
    report ... you may find this useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobotGymnast View Post
    That still only tells me "Linux" or "Linux Swap", not whether or not I'm running ext4 or ext3.
    Hello and welcome!

    You can also run the following to see what filesystem is being used:

    Code:
    df -T
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    Best way, execute blkid command.
    Code:
    [glenn@leonardo ~]$ blkid
    /dev/sda1: UUID="54FCB540FCB51CE4" LABEL="System Reserved" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sda2: UUID="62D4BE72D4BE47D5" TYPE="ntfs" LABEL="" 
    /dev/sda3: UUID="d555734e-fe8c-4a0e-aff8-3dc3b16188bc" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="/" UUID="2cf8eaa5-8862-44a0-a6de-f6673eff7d4f" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" 
    /dev/sda6: LABEL="SWAP-sda6" TYPE="swap"
    *Output of blkid has been copied from one of the glennzo's post. I don't have access to Linux box right now.
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    Wow, thanks for all the responses! Turns out I'm running ext4 after all, so my fstab isn't insane.

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