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Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages

On Fri, 3 May 2002 00:59, Sean Middleditch 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?
> >
> > Is it possible to convert ext2 completely to ext3?
> /sbin/tune2fs -J /dev/blah
> Change type to ext3 in /etc/fstab

/etc/fstab is on the root file system.  Therefore it's impossible for the 
contents of /etc/fstab to influence the root mount process unless somehow the 
boot loader takes note of it.

> Normally I'd charge a consulting fee, but I'll let you slide this time.

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