View Full Version : [ubuntu] upgrade ext3 to ext4 just copy all files to another disk?

sansa dude
April 9th, 2009, 07:01 AM
i want to upgrade to ext4 to boot faster and possibly run more efficiently. i am running ubuntu 9.04 beta. so is it simple enough that i just boot into ubuntu live cd, copy the whole "filesystem" drive to my attached 30gb drive, format then copy everything back and still have all my files and settings?

April 9th, 2009, 07:04 AM
there's a utility to do it, not for EXT3/4 things, but Permisions and stuff...

EXT4 can be used like a EXT3, EXT4 can be mounted like EXT3, etc...

April 21st, 2009, 02:53 AM
Try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1118205. It explains what the differences are and exactly how to do it.