Re: file system
On Thu, 05 Dec 2002 23:12:54 -0500
"Bruce Park" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.