migrating to ext3, was Re: rebuilding kernel

Yvonne Smith yvonne at thewatch.net
Sun Dec 16 16:24:53 EST 2001

Ok, as someone who hasn't yet converted to ext3, but will as soon as I
upgrade the kernel, there's a couple of things to realise. Firstly, as
far as I know, an ext3 drive can be mounted, even if you don't have
ext3 support in your kernel. You won't get journalling, but other than
that, it'll work just like an ext2 drive.

As for the conversion, I don't know what the programm's called, but
you can convert ext2 partitions to ext3 in place, without touching the
data. That's the main reason, as far as I can see, to use ext3 over
reiser or any of the others, particularly if you don't have anywhere
else to copy the data before converting the drive.

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