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Re: file system

On Thu, 05 Dec 2002 23:12:54 -0500
"Bruce Park" <bpark79@hotmail.com> wrote:

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

When I boot using Grub,
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?

Shawn Lamson replied:

The only way I know of is to back up that partition somewhere and redo it totally.

Kent says "no."

Bob Nielson wrote:

I'm not aware of an incompatibility with mixed ext2/ext3 partitions,
but you can easily convert by using:

tune2fs -j /dev/hda2

Also edit /etc/fstab to indicate that the partition is ext3.

Kent agrees with Bob.

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