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Re: Ext3 fs

Interesting that you should mention this, Harvey, as I was just looking
through some ext3 documentation today. By far the best rundown on the
features and tweaks of ext3 is Andrew Morton's, at

Furthermore, Daniel Robbins has a couple of articles on the filesystem at
IBM developerWorks -
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-fs7/ and

Basically, ensure you have a ext3-capable kernel and current versions of
util-linux and e2fsprogs, then you can

tune2fs -j /dev/hdXX

which will non-destructively convert your ext2 filesystem to ext3

Edit your /etc/fstab and replace any instance of 'ext2' for the partition
you have tuned with 'ext3', reboot and you're away!

If you want to disable the periodic fsck of your ext3 partition, simply

tune2fs -i 0 -c 0 /dev/hdxx

Hope that helps!


Chris Wenn
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