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Re: ext3



On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 06:11:27PM +0100, Peter Whysall wrote:
| On Sat, 2002-04-27 at 18:01, Ernst-Magne Vindal wrote:
| > Hi
| > I have just a simple newbee question about ext3. I have an old IBM box that
| > I am running woody on a 2.2.20 kernel.
| > I have just apt installed kernel-patch-ext3-2.2 wich is compatible with my
| > kernel. I am just wondering about the right syntax for converting ext2
| > to -3.
| > Is the syntax as simple as I think?
| > 	tune2fs -j /dev/hdd3 or
| > 	tune2fs -J /dev/hdd3?
| > 
| > or somthing else? And then of course I need to edit fstab.
| 
| The first one is right.
| 
| And it really is as simple as running tune2fs and remounting.

Yep.  The only "problem" I ran into is the details of remounting.  The
'-o remount' option can't change the fs type.  You actually have to
unmount then mount the partition.  When / and /home are converted,
this means a reboot :-(.  Otherwise it's great.  (don't forget to edit
fstab to specify ext3 instead of ext2)

-D

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