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Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages

On Fri, 3 May 2002 01:56, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 04:49:48PM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 11:54:10PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > If you first made (mkfs) the file system and mounted it as ext2, then
> > > it's default type will be ext2.  Then if you have ext2 and ext3 modules
> > > loaded then it will be mounted as ext2.
> >
> > I see. But AFAICT ext2 is compiled into the kernel and not as module, so
> > I guess it will always be mounted as ext2, or did I get that wrong?
> yes, you did. if ext3 module can be loaded from a initrd you can mount
> your ext3 volume as root.

If you put in your own script in the initrd to mount the file system with "-t 
ext3" and then use pivot_root to do it then yes you can do that.

> > Is it possible to convert ext2 completely to ext3?
> yes, tune2fs -j /dev/your_hd

Please read my previous message on this topic.  Doing that is not enough.

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