Re: convert ext2 to ext3
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 15:35:57 +0100
Peter Teunissen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Since noflushd performs poorly with ext3, I want to convert my
> filesystem from ext3 to ext2. Googling around gave me only a vague
> impression on what to do. Can someone explain how to go about this or
> point me to a good how-to, manual, etc.?
It's pretty simple, really. Edit /etc/fstab with your favorite text
editor and change any instances of ext3 with ext2. Now remount the
devices and you're done. (If one of the ext3 devices to be mounted as
ext2 is /, you will probably find it easiest to remount via reboot.)
Ext3 is the same as ext2, except that it has journaling added. So ext3
can still be mounted as ext2 without modifying the filesystem.