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Re: How to convert ext2 -> ext3



On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 19:33 -0700, Reg Clemens wrote:
> How do I convert an ext2 file system to ext3?
> I know Ive done this before, but cant remember the command,
> and my searching hasnt turned up anything...
> 
> And while Im at it...
> WHY is it that sometimes when you install FC4 you get
> the option to build ext3 file systems and other times you DONT?
> 
> The current conversion is due to the latter fact.
> I just put a new disk in a PII machine, and when I got to the
> disk stuff, I could only make an ext2 file system.
> 
When you format an ext2 filesystem the -j option creates it as an ext3.
Man mke2fs for the details.


Installing is another matter.  You should always be able to select ext3
as one of the filesystem types to create (assuming you select the manual
partitioning method of course).

> 
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>                                         Reg.Clemens
>                                         reg dwf com
> 
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