ext2 IF windows Xp Pro with Ubuntu 9.10 64amd

Chris Taylor chris.j.taylor at optusnet.com.au
Sat Feb 27 04:13:41 UTC 2010

Hi To all
I have just built a new System
3.4Gb AMD Athlon 64bit
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00e600e6

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1912    15358108+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            1913        3824    15358140   83  Linux
/dev/sda3            3825       60801   457667752+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           60194       60801     4883760   82  Linux swap / 
/dev/sda6            3825       60193   452783929+  83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order.
On sda1 I have windows Xp Pro sp2
on sda2 I have Ubuntu 9.10 64bit just upgraded via web 
On sda6 I have my home partition (according to gparted)
I have installed EXT2IFS so I can have XP and Ubuntu use the same place 
for files.
Every time I try to access F: drive from Windows I get "do you want to 
format the drive " I'm thinking that I have a Inodes problem, Thinking 
they are 256 not 128. I have tried to format the drive with Gparted to 
EXT3 a few times and get the same problem still 
" Large inodes
The current version of Ext2 IFS only mounts volumes with an inode size of 
128 like old Linux kernels have.

Some very new Linux distributions create an Ext3 file systems with inodes 
of 256 bytes. Ext2 IFS 1.11 is not able to access them.

Currently there is only one workaround: Please back up the files and 
create the Ext3 file system again. Give the mkfs.ext3 tool the -I 128 
switch. Finally, restore all files with the backup. "

If I'm write I need to unmount the /Home partition but I don't know how 
to do this  :-(

Please if you would be so kind as to help me with any info 

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