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* [http://unixsadm.blogspot.com/2007/11/ext2-filesystem-for-linux-and-solaris.html Using ext2 on other systems]
 
* [http://unixsadm.blogspot.com/2007/11/ext2-filesystem-for-linux-and-solaris.html Using ext2 on other systems]
  
== Ext3 ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext3 Wikipedia article on EXT3]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext3 Wikipedia article on EXT3]
 
* [http://linux.sys-con.com/node/117909 Why Recovering a Deleted Ext3 File Is Difficult (by Brian Carrier)]
 
* [http://linux.sys-con.com/node/117909 Why Recovering a Deleted Ext3 File Is Difficult (by Brian Carrier)]

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The Extended File System (Ext) is a family of file systems consisting of: ext, ext2, ext3, ext4

Ext2

ext2 or the second extended file system is a Linux filesystem designed as a replacement for ext. Note that ext3 is mostly compatible with ext2.

Ext3

ext3 or the third extended file system is a Linux filesystem. Its main advantage over ext2 is journalling which improves reliability and eliminates the need to check the file system after an unclean shutdown.

Ext4

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Ext2

Ext3

Tools

The Sleuthkit and R-Studio can be used to perform recovery of data from the EXT2 filesystem. Various data carving tools like Foremost and Scalpel also support the ext2 filesystem.