Re: ext3 journal
David Dawson wrote:
> How does one locate the ext3 journal?
The journal is hidden from the user. It is not a file that you can
locate. You can, however, locate the journal inode:
$ dumpe2fs /dev/hda1 | grep Journal
dumpe2fs 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
Journal inode: 8
> In particular I want to be able to for example, remount the partition as
> ext2, secure-delete the journal, fsck if required, and remount as ext3.
What is your goal? You can always mount a cleanly unmounted ext3
file system as ext2.
You can disable the journal (== convert the file system to ext2)
$ tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/hda1
This will also free the journal inode.
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