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Old 05-08-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Can I have some partitions be ext2 and some be ext3?

^^^That's the question^^^


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Sure you can mix which partitions are ext2 and which are ext3.

But what's the point there ?
What are you trying to archieve ?
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You can mix any number of file systems between partitions if you want. I know a guy who uses ext2 for /, ext3 for usr, reiser for /home, and some other journalling one for /var.

Why I dont know. Maybe because he can?
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The point is really not a point, indeed! Unfortunately, I have to create a new partition on the HDD with parted, and parted does not support making an ext3 partition, only ext2. My other partitions are all ext3 from the original install. That's why I needed to know if they could be mixed, thanks!

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The only diferance between ext2 & ext3 is ext3 is ext2+journaling.You can even change ext2 to ext3, I don't know how though.
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It probably would be better to have an ext3 partition instead of ext2, you can convert a partition from ext2 to ext3 with 'tune2fs -j /dev/hdxx'
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There is a difference between the partition and the FILESYSTEM on that partition.

The editor may create a new partition for you, it may even create a new filesystem on that new partition, but if you would like you can always change the filesystem before your go ahead and use it.

'mkfs' will create the new filesystem on the partition.

As for your question, linux doesnt care what filesystems are on what partitions, It can handle any mix of anything it supports.

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I would like to hook up a question here, instead of make another repetitive post if it's fine for "cjwsb". Otherwise I can delete this and open a new thread .

Is there any virtual diferences between the files system ext2 and ext3 as for win has fat/fat32/ntfs? I mean, security, disk usage?. This might sound silly, but there is a program for win (just read somewhere in this forum) that you can read ext2 files and write to them from windows. However, it does not say anything about ext3 files. In the case of a dual boot system, ext2 would them be more suitable to read/write files in both OS.




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