Originally posted by glock19
How do I create an ext3 filesystem on my new partition?
You need a new enough e2fsprogs version. The LFS book currently comes with version 1.25 and you can use it's 'mke2fs' program to create a filesystem with an ext3 journal by adding the -j option, like so:
mke2fs -j /dev/hda1
By adding -J you can modify the journal options