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Old 10-03-2003, 07:26 AM   #1
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how to switch off ...


if the unmount is unclean, the disk is forced into checking hard disk

how do we turn it off....

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Old 10-06-2003, 05:46 AM   #2
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I think it only happens with ext2. Try ext3.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 06:59 AM   #3
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if i change my filesystem , does it not mean that i wil have to format my disk so i will be losing precious data... is there any other way out... ????
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:09 AM   #4
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You won't have to format if you upgrade from ext2 to ext3. I think you can change the entries in /etc/fstab to read ext3 instead of ext2 and reboot. It should be using ext3 without any more hassle.
Still, be careful when playing with fstab entries...

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Old 10-13-2003, 08:33 AM   #5
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before you do that, do this:
tune2fs -j /dev/hdxx
This will add journalling support to the filesystem, thus making it ext3. Then the updated fstab entries will definitely work.
 
  


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