is there a way to tell that you have ext4 filesystem vs ext3

Michael Schwendt mschwendt.tmp0701.nospam at
Sat Oct 4 07:31:20 UTC 2008

On Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:11:10 -0700 (PDT), Antonio Olivares wrote:

> > If you run Gparted, will it show the file system type
> > correctly?
> Gparted does not show the filesystem types?  If it does, how do I run it?


  parted /dev/sda print

You may abbreviate "print" as "p":

  parted /dev/sda p

Parted examines the filesystems on the partitions. In case it recognises
ext4 already, it would print that.

> I tried LiveCD, but it does not show what filesystem type it is.  fdisk shows:
> [root at riohigh ~]# fdisk -l

fdisk doesn't examine a partition's filesys type.

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