Cannot Copy an ext3 Partition

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by skicarver160, May 30, 2009.

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  1. skicarver160

    skicarver160 Registered Member

    May 30, 2009
    I have a drive that dual boots between WinXp and Linux using the windows boot manager which has a..

    primary NTFS partition
    logical NTFS partition
    logical FAT32 partition
    primary Linux Swap partition
    primary Ext3 partion

    I can copy all the partitions to another drive except the ext3 partition. Both the Linux Swap partition and the ext3 partition do not have Free Space numbers, but do have Capacity numbers. Also the ext3 partition has a red letter "c" in the yellow horizontal bar.

    Why can't I copy the ext3 partition?
    Last edited: May 30, 2009
  2. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania

    The red "c" indicates that there is a problem with the file system. In this case it could also indicate that the file system is a format that DD does not recognize. Does your ext3 partition use inode-256 or inode-128? The newest Linux distributions are switching to inode-256, which is not supported by DD yet.

    If you're using inode-128, which has been the standard with Linux distros for many years, then the file system may have errors. Use a Live Linux boot CD and run a file system check (fsck) to see.
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