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graysky
April 8th, 2009, 08:25 AM
I am running Intrepid-amd64 with my own kernel (2.6.29) in which I have enabled support for ext4. I checked, and the version of e2fsprogs that is in the Intrepid repo is 1.41.3 which isn't the latest, but should be fine for ext4 partitions, right? What else do I need to update/make sure I have installed to safely convert my /home partition to ext4?

I don't think I'll be converting / to ext4 until I'm using Jaunty/stable so for now, it's just /home (I think an update to grub is required to boot an ext4 formatted / no?)

whoop
April 8th, 2009, 05:11 PM
If I understand you correctly you are currently running intrepid with ext3 and you don't really want to use ext4 until you upgrade to jaunty and you don't want to do a fresh install of jaunty.

I upgraded to jaunty a while back and I converted my file system from ext3 to ext4 via the following method:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7026195&postcount=8

graysky
April 8th, 2009, 07:03 PM
If I understand you correctly you are currently running intrepid with ext3 and you don't really want to use ext4 until you upgrade to jaunty and you don't want to do a fresh install of jaunty.

Not quite... I am using Intrepid now and plan to do a fresh install of Jaunty when it is 'final' but I am interested in messing around w/ ext4 now.


I upgraded to jaunty a while back and I converted my file system from ext3 to ext4 via the following method:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7026195&postcount=8

I'll have a look.