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    Upgrading to Ext3
    Contributed by James Green on Tuesday, December 18 @ 17:11:50 GMT

    File Systems
    I've written what I hope is a useful article on upgrading from ext2, to ext3 (the journaling filesystem), based on what I did with a Debian Sid box. The good news is that it's dead easy to do. The bad news... Hmm, nope, can't think of anything bad about it. Hope it shines a light on another mysterious area of Linux systems configuration for y'all.

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  • "Upgrading to Ext3" | Login/Create Account | 8 comments

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    Re: Upgrading to Ext3 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 01 @ 06:50:35 GMT

    I'd love to read it; where is it?

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    Re: Upgrading to Ext3 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, January 03 @ 12:41:44 GMT

    Here's my notes, from various (attributed) sources.

    I haven't tried it yet -- I will give more

    details when I upgrade from Redhat 6.2 to Debian Woody :^) !!

    Debian Woody ext3 filesystem --

    __ Recompile your kernel (2.4.16 and up) with "Ext3 journalling

    file system support (EXPERIMENTAL)" in "File systems"

    __ reboot

    __ tune2fs -j /dev/hda? # ? is your partition

    # this for each partition

    __ Edit your /etc/fstab change "EXT2" partiton type to "EXT3" or

    (auto -- bootable to older kernel))

    __ ... NOTE: If you want to run your / partition on ext3, you will

    have to install mkinitrd and create an initrd-kernel-version.img

    file (remember to put it in grub.conf or lilo.conf) then to check:

    cat /proc/mounts

    "Creating custom kernels with Debian's kernel-packaging system"

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