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Old 01-26-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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Changing filesystem from ext3 to ext2.


I have an ext3 partition which I want to convert to ext2.
This partition is about 95GB full of files I need. Somewhere on the net I read that this is possible without loosing them. I am afraid of trying something on my own because I am newbie. Please help me.
Is there something quaranted I can do?
Old 01-26-2004, 09:24 PM   #2
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All you have to do is mount it as ext2. Ext3 file systems are mountable as either ext2 or ext3. In fact, the only difference between ext3 and ext2 is ext3 have a journal file on them. In general a journalling file system is a lot safer to use then one that doesn't have journalling. So unless you have a really good reason to, don't go back to non-journalling.


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