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Old 11-19-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Convert root file system from ext2 to ext3


Installed Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community yesterday

After looking around, I found the following steps that help me convert
my root file system from ext2 to ext3 (Journaling) File System:

According to http://goats.gnue.org/~dneighbo/notes/jfs.html
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1. Determine the location of the parition (i.e. hdXX).
2. Run tune2fs -j /dev/hdaXX (where XX is the partition like hda1)
3. Edit /etc/fstab and change ext2 to ext3 for parition ran tune2fs for in step 2.
4. Run mount -a
5. Run tune2fs -c0 -i0 /dev/hdaXX to turn off system checks.
6. Next reboot will put into effect.
7. After reboot run df -T to verify ext3.

Before going ahead and doing this, I wanted to know if - with respct to Mandrakelinux 10.1 Community:
a. Are the above steps appropriate and complete?
b. Is there anything within Mandrakelinux that does the same conversion to itself?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 04:08 AM   #2
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why don't you just format and install using ext3 or, better yet, reiserfs??
 
Old 11-20-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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How is reiserfs better?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:59 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by lothario
How is reiserfs better?
one word, PERFORMANCE...

ext3 is basically ext2 with a journaling layer on top of it... reiserfs, on the other hand, was built as a journaling system from the ground-up, and is regarded by many as the most stable journaling filesystem out there...

reiserfs is the default filesystem on lots of distros, including slackware linux, with good reason...

check-out the website for more info about why reiserfs is so good:

http://www.namesys.com/
 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:21 PM   #5
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Ok, I read the material on namesys
Is it possible to convert from ext2 to reiserfs?
Or do I have to reinstall Mandrake all over again?
I prefer not to reinstall, it would be a lot of work.
 
  


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