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Hi !! I'm trying to install gentoo-linux on my system and made 3 partitions on my hd. so i started fdisk (fdisk /dev/hde) and created 3 primary partitions. first should ...
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    cant make a reiserfs partition. IMPORTANT!!


    Hi !!

    I'm trying to install gentoo-linux on my system and made 3 partitions on my hd.
    so i started fdisk (fdisk /dev/hde) and created 3 primary partitions.
    first should be ext3-fs
    second is swap
    third should be reiserfs.

    here's what i did after creating the partitions with fdisk:

    mk2fs -j /dev/hde1
    mkswap /dev/hde2
    mkreiserfs /dev/hde3

    after that nothing has changed. so i started fdisk again and changed the fs
    /dev/hde1 and /dev/hde2 had changed to ext3 and swap after that but /dev/hde3 is still ext2. even if i mounted them all.

    what did i do wrong??

    please help cuz i need linux urgent

    thx in advance!!
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    Re: cant make a reiserfs partition. IMPORTANT!!

    Quote Originally Posted by robak
    so i started fdisk again and changed the fs
    /dev/hde1 and /dev/hde2 had changed to ext3 and swap after that but /dev/hde3 is still ext2.
    Where did you get that data (ie. that hde1 is ext3, hde2 is swap and hde3 is ext2)? If you mount hde3 and check /proc/mounts, what does it report that it is?

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    it says:

    Permission denied! *g

    anyway, i mounted /dev/hde3 (which should be reiserfs) and there it says

    mounted ......
    Reiserfs v 3.6.25

    so, the prob is solved
    i didn't recongzie it before, may be i was to tiered

    but another question:

    in fdisk i get for the ext3 and the reiserfs partition the ID 83. is it for ALL linux fs??

    shame on me but i still have an w2k system running for backups and posting here if linux is still installing, and (sucked) partitionmagic says that the reiserfs partition is still ext2. i think its a damn partitionmagic error but if its not, why does linux mount it as an reiserfs and windoze says its ext2??

    bsw: Dolda, i recongized that you THE GENIUS here *g, can U answer my last question pls?
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    Yeah, you're supposed to use ID 83 for all Linux filesystems, except the swap partition which should have 82. That's really wrong - all filesystems should have its own ID, but it doesn't actually matter, so noone cares. =)

    Yeah, I would indeed guess that it is an error with partitionmagic. I wouldn't trust partitionmagic to do anything right. I never did for me...

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    but what ID have the filesystems

    ext3
    reiserfs

    ??

    does anybody know?
    cuz fdisk only shows ID 83 for LINUX and ID 82 for LINUX-swap
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    ext2, ext3, reifser, jfs, and xfs all use type 83
    linux swap is type 82
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