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Re: Ext3 on root

Thus spake Stephen Rueger (stephen.rueger@rechnerpost.org):

> On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 09:58:11AM +0700, Oki DZ wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'd like to convert my root partition into ext3fs. I have read some of 
> > the howto's, but some of them explain about the usage of initrd.
> Only matters if you use a kernel with an initrd. If not, just make sure
> that ext3 is compiled in and you'll be fine. If yes, then you need to
> make sure that the initrd contains the ext3 module.
> > I'm thinking that if I could just run the tune2fs and add the journal to 
> > the partition, then change the entry in /etc/fstab (into ext3) and 
> > reboot, everything should be fine. Would it?
> Yes.
> > I use Grub, and since it can read ext2fs, there should be no problem on 
> > booting.
> No, there shouldn't

True, however if you don't have the journal recovery module builtin to
the kernel, it will still (after a crash or power out) have to do an
fsck on your root partition and this will take ages. Well, it does on
my 40GB partition.

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