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Old 03-17-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question reformat file system (from ext2 to ext3)


i use mandrake 8.1 and my current file system is ext2

can i move or reformat my file system to ext3 without reformat or reinstall my mandrake ??

thanx for the help

 
Old 03-17-2002, 10:14 PM   #2
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Take a look at http://www.redhat.com/support/wpapers/redhat/ext3/
 
Old 03-18-2002, 03:28 AM   #3
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You'll have to reinstall to change the FS in mandrake, and if you do then reiserFS is a better choice, mandrake have better reiser support than ext3. Redhat OTOH have gone with ext3 and even offer the option to update the fs from ext2 to ext3 with v7.2.
 
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no, there's no need at all to reinstall / reformat, like that doc says, just use tune2fs -j /dev/hdaX and then edit /etc/fstab
 
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do we need certain files to install ext3 using tune2fs command ??

and what should I edit in /etc/fstab ??

thanx alot for the help
 
Old 03-19-2002, 04:11 AM   #6
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Extf3 support is already built into your Mandrake. You don't need any extra files.
In /etc/fstab you should change ext2 to ext3 for the partitions you've converted.
 
  


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