View Full Version : [ubuntu] Convert ext3 to ext4

July 15th, 2009, 08:46 AM
I have installed ubuntu 9.0.4 and it runs smoothly but i read somewhere about this ext4 file system and its performance capabilities,i need assistance on upgrading my current file system to this newer ext4 system .

The main goal is to keep my files intact, i have way to much stuff on my hardrive to just install a fresh copy, so i need a safe method of just upgrading the file system, can some please point me to a how-to?

July 15th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Hi, you can follow this (http://maketecheasier.com/how-to-upgrade-from-ext3-to-ext4-without-formatting-the-hard-disk/2009/04/21) to convert to ext4 and remember to backup your important stuff before working on partitions.

July 15th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks, i managed to upgrade to ext4 without harming my hard drive :p