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Old 02-01-2002, 04:52 PM   #1
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create ext3 filesystem

How do I create an ext3 filesystem on my new partition?
Old 02-01-2002, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: create ext3 filesystem

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
Old 02-06-2002, 10:39 PM   #3
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when you create the /etc/fstab file put ext3 in it

and when you boot up check it with this

cat /proc/mounts

be sure to add support in the kernel


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