migrating to ext3, was Re: rebuilding kernel

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at uic.edu
Sun Dec 16 16:04:27 EST 2001

If I have slackware 8.0, and I want
to someday jump on the ext3 band wagon,
then is there a tool of some sort that I can use to convert
my ext2 partitions to ext3?
I know I can always create ext3 on a partition, copy over data from the ext2 partition,
but that's a lot of work.

On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 02:31:40PM -0500, Dave Hunt wrote:
> Hi,
> I do have ext3 support.  When I upgraded this installation from RH7.0 to 
> 7.2, I let the installer port my ext2 over.  When I build this new 
> kernel, I'll be sure to include ex23.
> Another query:
> does "make modules_install" update "/etc/modules.conf"?  If not, I put 
> the aliases in as I configure?  
> Thanks for any help,
> -Dave
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Janina Sajka 
> wrote:
> > Actually there is a little difference inasmuch as Redhat has gone ahead 
> > and included ext3 as an option with Redhat 7.2. So, if you've gone ext3, 
> > and you compile a stock kernel from ftp.kernel.org, you will not be able 
> > to mount your drives with that kernel.
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