Re: tune2fs ext2 -> ext3
Dave Selby wrote:
Im planning to turn my ext2 to an ext3 .... after a system crash due to a
winmodem driver running with dependency problems ..
OK I get the bit about
tune2fs -j /dev/hda2
I dont get the bit about
touch /forcefsck ????
touch changes the file timestamps ? I cant find a reference to forcefsck in
its man or info pages. Is it a switch of some kind ?
I can understand doing a fsck, but this command sequence has thrown me !!
Can anyone shed light ??
It's just a "flag" file for the init scripts to check. On my box:
westk[@fs154l1]:/etc/init.d> grep forcefsck *
checkfs.sh: if [ -f /forcefsck ]
checkfs.sh:rm -f /fastboot /forcefsck
checkroot.sh: if [ -f /forcefsck ]
So these scripts know that if this file exists, they need to do something.