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Re: file system

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 11:12:54PM -0500, Bruce Park wrote:
> 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?

Yes, it's possible; no, it probably won't help.  ext3 partitions can
still be mounted as ext2 partitions (losing the changes in the journal,
of course), so I doubt this is the actual problem.


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