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file system

Hello Debian users,

I need some help regarding file system in Linux. Currently, I have four partitions on my hard drive. I will use Grub's notation for representing an IDE primary-master hard drive

hd0,0  - Windows  (NTFS)
hd0,1  - boot      (ext 2)
hd0,2  - swap     (swap)
hd0,3  - root       (ext 3)

When I boot using Grub, I'm having problems loading the linux portion. Here's what I have in /boot/grub/menu.lst

title Debian GNU/Linux
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2-4.18-bf2.4 root=/dev/hda4 ro

I keep getting an error stating that it wants an ext 2 file type. I'm thinking that since boot is ext2 and root is ext3, this is causing this problem. I would like to solve this problem by converting the boot partition to ext 3. Would this solve the problem? If so, how can I perform such file conversion without losing data in that partition?


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