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Old 11-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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upgrading deb6 to deb7 ext4


My debian6 system is on ext3 will, upgrading to wheezey cause a problem?

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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No, your system will stay on a ext3 file system. When you upgrade, the current upgrade system doesn't care about what file system it's on. I just needs a usable filesystem. Your system will remain ext3 fiel system. Updating will just update the packages and some system configurations.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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You can convert to ext4 (should you wish) easily enough. You can even mount your ext3 as ext4 to gain some of the (in-memory) performance benefits without converting. See the ext4 wiki for more info if interested.

Or you can just leave everything as is ...
 
Old 11-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Thanks, both.
If I do upgrade, I'll probably stick with ext3 as its been fine so far and not so sure about being in some kind of halfway house as it seems from the 'ext4 wiki'.
It might not be the best place to mention it but... I did one upgrade (different HDD) from deb6 to deb7 and got an extra source from google (not just google earth) imposed without my including it. I did have a directory on said drive with google earth on it but it had not been used.

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy as described here.

It went flawlessly, as did my previous upgrade from Lenny to Squeeze.
 
  


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