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Convert ext2 to ext3 file system

Posted 07-14-2011 at 12:31 AM by blue_print

The conversion procedure is very simple enough. Let us assume /dev/sda6 (ext2 now) mounted on /convert. You will be seeing fstb entries like,
Code:
/dev/sda6         /convert             ext2    defaults        0 0
Unmount the partition
Code:
umount /dev/sda6
Enable Journal (converting to ext3) using tune2fs command,
Code:
tune2fs -j /dev/sda6
Edit /etc/fstab and for /dev/sda6 change the file system type to ext3. Finally, the entry should be like this,
Code:
/dev/sda6
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