Q: I know that my drive is Ext2-formatted. Why is it shown as Ext3 in the program?
A: This is a known issue. Our User Interface relates to information from Apple Disk Utility, which does not properly recognize the file system in the first place.
Therefore this is an macOS-related bug. It will be fixed in future releases in our App, but Disk Utility will still report wrong File System anyways.
Q: I need to change inode size to 128. How do I do this in the program?
A: Not possible at the moment. You can still change it from within Terminal application. Please follow the instructions below.
1. Install HomeBrew Software (http://brew.sh/): open Terminal (Applications – Utilities – Terminal) and type in the following:
ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)”
During the installation software will ask for downloading additional components.
2. This command will download and install e2fsprogs:
brew install e2fsprogs
3. To create ExtFS volume with custom inode size:
/usr/local/Cellar/e2fsprogs/1.42.11/sbin/mkfs.ext3 -i128 device
Also, you may find useful this article ‘How to: Find the inode size of an ext2 / ext3 filesystem’: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-show-contents-of-filesystem-superblock-inode/
Q: Ext-formatted disk is not mounting/mounts read-only. What should I do?
A: There are some features, that may be present on the volume, which are currently not supported by ExtFS for Mac.
– bigalloc (will not mount);
– meta_bg (will not mount);
– quota (read-only);
– project (read-only).
To ensure, that the volume does not have upmentioned features, please collect FSDump of the volume and provide it to our Support Team.
How to collect FSDump in Mac: https://kb.paragon-software.com/article/33
Q: My volume contains LVM. Is it supported?
A: Yes, LVM configurations are supported by ExtFS for Mac. Whether yours does not mount, please provide us FSDump using the link above.