[TriLUG] creating ext3 partitions on the command line
jonc at nc.rr.com
Fri Feb 22 07:54:51 EST 2002
On Friday 22 February 2002 06:24 am, Jeremy P wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Paul D. Boyle wrote:
> > So, what happens if you have an existing (legacy) ext2 file system
> > and you want to move the disk to a box which has a more current Linux
> > distribution supporting ext3? Can one turn that legacy partition into
> > an ext3 partition without wiping it and reformatting and restoring
> > from back-up? If so, how do you do that?
> It's worth mentioning that the installer for Red Hat Linux 7.2 will
> perform the ext2 -> ext3 upgrade automatically if you agree to it. I did
> this on two systems and it worked perfectly. Are the other major
> distributions supporting ext3 "out of the box" yet?
Mandrake's Installer will also convert your drives on the fly from EXT2 to
EXT3, plus you can convert the root drive and all is still well.
This is probably standard now with all major distro's....
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