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    Converting raw partition to ext3

    One of our server has 80 GB total diskspace. But "df -k" shows only file system of 10GB. Rest of the diskspace was being used by Oracle as raw
    device. We are not going to use this server for oracle any more.

    Question is how can I format this raw filesystem to ext3 file system and mount it. Detail answer would be greatly appreciated.



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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    try this:
    mke2fs -j /dev/hdaX
    this creates an ext3 formatted partition on partition hdaX. for more info see man mke2fs.

    As for automatic mounting add something like this in /etc/fstab
    /dev/hdaX /data ext3 noatime,rw 0 1
    see man mount for more options.
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