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Date:      Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:26:04 +0200
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
To:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Cc:        Xavier <xavierfreebsdquestions@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Can FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE mount Ext3 file system ? 
Message-ID:  <201204181926.q3IJQ4wK011842@fire.js.berklix.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:13:19 BST." <20120418141319.7cb8cc94@gumby.homeunix.com> 

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Hi,
Reference:
> From:		RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com> 
> Date:		Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:13:19 +0100 
> Message-id:	<20120418141319.7cb8cc94@gumby.homeunix.com> 

RW wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:12:41 +0200
> Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> 
> 
> > No mention of ext3 there, nor from find (above).
> > 
> > .. so you May be out of luck ..
> 
> ext3 is ext2+journalling. If fsck supports ext3, then it can sync the
> journal and the partition can be safely mounted as ext2.
> 
> It's a long time since I've used ext3 so this may have changed, but
> when I did it needed an fsck from ports.

I tried to find that for original poster Xavier
(cc restored in case Xavier not on questions@), using
	cd /pub/FreeBSD/branches/-current/ports 
	echo `find . -type f | xargs grep -i -l fsck` | xargs grep -i -l ext3
& got:
	./emulators/linux_base-c6/pkg-plist
	./emulators/linux_base-f10/pkg-plist
	./emulators/linux_base-fc4/pkg-plist
	./emulators/linux_dist-gentoo-stage3/pkg-plist.i486
	./emulators/linux_dist-gentoo-stage3/pkg-plist.i686

	./sysutils/e2fsprogs/Makefile
		COMMENT?=       Utilities & library to manipulate ext2/3/4 filesystems

Xavier, I suggest try /usr/ports/sysutils/e2fsprogs 

I saw this warning building on 8.2-RELEASE:
	If you format ext2 file systems with other operating systems,
	make sure that mke2fs is called with "-I 128" for partitions
	that you plan to share with FreeBSD.
(Not tried building it on 9 as I'm rebuilding machine now.)

/usr/local/share/doc/e2fsprogs/
	COPYING
		http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net
Says there it supports ext3 & 4 too.

Cheers,
Julian
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